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December 19, 2018

Scouting report: vs. Washington When/where: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Toyota Center.TV/radio: ATTSW; 740 AM, 790 AM, 850 AM (Spanish), 101.7 FM (Spanish).Rockets (15-14) update: Their four-game winning streak is one game shy of their longest of the season. They also have a four-game home winning streak and have won eight of their past nine home games. … After doing so Monday against the Jazz, James Harden has recorded at least 45 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals twice. The last player to post that stat line in multiple games was Michael Jordan, who did it three times. … For the first time this season, the Rockets won after shooting below 40 percent and being outrebounded by at least 10 against Utah. … Chris Paul came up short of a second straight double-double against Utah. Over the past five games, he has 46 assists and 13 steals to 10 turnovers. … Forward James Ennis III (strained right hamstring) is out.Wizards (12-18) update: With a 118-110 loss at Atlanta on Tuesday, the Wizards have lost five of their last six games and four in a row on the road. Guard Bradley Beal had 29 points against the Hawks. … In the only win in their last six, three Wizards players scored at least 20 points in Sunday’s 128-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Guard John Wall led the team with 40 points. … Wall and Beal combined for 68 points in their last game against the Rockets, a 135-131 overtime win in November in Washington. … Former Rocket Trevor Ariza returns to Houston after joining Washington from the Phoenix Suns this month. He made his first start for the Wizards on Tuesday and scored 19 points.Glynn A. Hill

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