The Magi are back to playing basketball after their last six games delayed due to a lack of staff due to the NBAThe COVID-19 protocols.
They lost their comeback game, a 121-101 draw against the San Antonio Spurs, on Sunday, but are looking to get back on the winning track against the Rockets.
Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have won their last two games and are aiming for a third straight win when they face the Magi.
Start 5 (Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets Prediction)
The Washington Wizards will likely be rusty for this game, while the Houston Rockets will be more than ready for the matchup.
Although Westbrook’s return will be the backdrop to this game, his court team will likely steal the show. Bradley Beal should be back in top form after finally playing his first game in two weeks.
These five games together will be quite unusual since I will be choosing a player who is coming off the bench for the Houston Rockets because of an incredible performance in his previous outing.
When the Orient meets the West on Tuesday, they should be the top five players on the field.
Here are our top 5 starts combined for the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets:
Point Guard – Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards)
This has not been one of Russell WestbrookThe best years. He averaged his lowest points per game in 11 years at 18.0. However, it offers the statistically complete package, with 9.5 rebounds and 10.6 assists in each outing.
It was hard to choose between Westbrook and John Wall at the point guard, but the Houston Rockets player has missed several games this season. In addition, Westbrook impacts games in more areas than Wall does.
The 2017 MVP could be more motivated to play against his former team when he visits them on Tuesday.
Shooting Guard – Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
Bradley Beal has a year-long career this campaign, despite growing losses for the Washington Wizards.
Beal leads the league in scoring at 34.5 points while also producing 5.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists per outing. In a 141-136 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, he scored 60 points on 20 of 35 shooting from the floor.
While he has been the subject of business discussions in recent years, Beal has remained loyal to the Magi and has not demanded a trade despite his team’s lack of success.
After a poor shooting performance against the Spurs, expect Beal to recover in a big way against the Houston Rockets.
Published on 25 Jan 2021 17:56 IST