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Rockets try to remain above .500 as they host Wizards

HOUSTON -- Having spent far too much time ranked among the dregs of the league defensively, the Rockets aren't exactly in the position to expect lasting defensive might.

Improvement on the defensive end, even if only incremental, is sufficient at this stage. The Rockets (15-14) have worked their way back above .500 and within striking distance of first place in the Southwest Division by winning four consecutive games. And they've done so by more closely resembling the defensive unit that many expected they'd be entering the season.

Houston has produced a 107.1 defensive rating during its streak, not exactly a sterling mark but good enough to rank in the middle of the league pack over that stretch of games. In order for the Rockets to match their season-long winning streak of five games, they'll need more vigorous defense on Wednesday, when they host the Washington Wizards at Toyota Center.

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Leaders
Points: Bradley Beal23.4
Rebounds: Dwight Howard9.2
Assists: John Wall8.8
FG%: Otto Porter Jr.48.7%
Steals: Chasson Randle2.00
Blocks: John Wall0.97
Defense (Rank)
Points: 117.0 (29)
Rebounds: 48.4 (29)
Assists: 25.5 (26)
FG%: 47.2% (25)
FT%: 79.0% (29)
3P%: 36.7% (27)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.7 (10)
Rebounds: 40.4 (29)
Assists: 24.7 (12)
FG%: 46.4% (12)
FT%: 74.5% (23)
3P%: 33.1% (27)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Charlotte 14 15 .483 --
Orlando 14 15 .483 --
Miami 13 16 .448 1.0
Washington 12 19 .387 3.0
Atlanta 7 23 .233 7.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/17/2018 Trevor Ariza Traded Part of three-player trade
12/7/2018 Sam Dekker Traded Part of three-team trade
11/23/2018 Okaro White Signed as Free Agent
11/12/2018 Chasson Randle Waived
10/30/2018 Chasson Randle Signed for the Rest of the Season
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/16/2018 Markieff Morris Sore neck
12/10/2018 Otto Porter Jr. Knee
11/18/2018 Dwight Howard Glute
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