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              === Streaking Rockets welcome Wizards to Houston ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The streaking Houston Rockets  make a pit stop at home
 Wednesday when they face the Washington Wizards at the Toyota Center.
 
 The  Rockets are in  the midst of playing seven of eight games on the road and
 will open a five-game road trip after hosting the Wizards.
 
 Houston  won  its sixth  game in a  row with Monday's  107-89 victory over the
 Minnesota  Timberwolves, as Dwight Howard posted 18 points and 15 rebounds for
 his  34th double-double  of the  season.  Howard has  recorded three  straight
 double-doubles  and is  averaging 21.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his last 14
 games.
 
 Chandler  Parsons tallied  20 points and six assists, while James Harden added
 19 points for Houston.
 
 "We  didn't try  to rush shots and rush  down the floor and take bad shots. We
 took our time, shared the ball and got good shots," Howard said.
 
 The  Rockets,  who are third  in the  NBA in scoring  with 105.3 ppg, have won
 three in a row at home and have a 21-7 record as the host. They have won their
 last 13 games when scoring 100 or more points.
 
 Washington  opened  a quick two-game road  trip before the All-Star break with
 Tuesday's 92-89 loss at Memphis.
 
 Bradley  Beal  pumped in  a career-high  37 points  and Nene  added 17 for the
 Wizards,  who  got only five points  from All-Star John Wall. Wall entered the
 game averaging 20.9 points in his previous seven contests.
 
 "I  just  didn't make shots and  I wasn't aggressive  like I usually am on the
 defensive  end. You could  say fatigue or tired, but it wasn't (any) of that,"
 admitted Wall.
 
 The Wizards have lost three of four games and fell to 12-13 on the road.
 
 Washington  dropped a 114-107 home decision to Houston on Jan. 11 and has lost
 five  of six  and 21 of the last  27 matchups in this series. The Wizards have
 lost four in a row, 10 of 11 and 20 of their last 23 trips to Space City.
 
 02/12 10:04:03 ET