After logging a total of 12 seconds in the Wizards’ previous two games, the wing scored 15 points in just 17 minutes against Houston.
The Wizards host the Rockets with a chance to clinch a postseason berth.
Gooden had 15 points and 17 rebounds in a season-high 39 minutes.
The Wizards seek to snap a four-game losing streak against the Hornets.
Beal sprained his left ankle in Wednesday's loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Bynum played 30 games in China this season and is coming off a hamstring injury.
Washington looks to end its three-game skid against a healthier Indiana team in what should be a physical contest.
The Warriors are 31-2 in Oakland and have the best record in the NBA. The Wizards are 2-12 in their last 14 road contests and haven’t defeated a team over .500 away from Verizon Center since Jan. 14.
Sessions scored nine points in his return to Sacramento Sunday.
After a lackluster defensive effort against the Clippers, the Wizards fail to show up again versus the Kings.