Houston Rockets (11-15) vs. Washington Wizards (7-17), Febuary 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Capitol One Arena, Washington D.C.
Online: Rockets App
Wizards SB Nation Blog: Bullets Forever
The Rockets rematch the Wizards tonight, and you may have heard that the two teams traded point guards in the offseason and just might have something to prove. It’s in that spirit that Russell Westbrook will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
Russ, who hasn't played in back-to-backs since he played in OKC, is playing a B2B against the team he requested a trade from and got into a heated argument against when they played them last month.— Eric Gordon Fan Account (@DreamShakeSBN) February 15, 2021
No matter what Brooks says, that is 100% the reason he's playing tonight. https://t.co/kEALIcA0oO
Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker will be out tonight for Houston, which means Danuel House, David Nwaba, and Sterling Brown will see some extended action for the Rockets.
Wall, Nwaba, House, Tate, Cousins starting for Rockets tonight. That will be the Rockets 15th starting lineup, eighth straight game with a different lineup from the previous game.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) February 15, 2021
That’s in addition to Christian Wood and Victor Oladipo already being out for Houston, which means it could be tough sledding tonight for the Rockets. Regardless, the Wall vs, Westbrook matchup is a headliner and should be must-see T.V. regardless of the overall quality of the teams tonight. As always, don’t forget to check out AK’s preview before the game. See you all in the comments and on Twitter.