Wizards: F/C Oleksiy Pecherov, who has been bothered by the flu in recent days, was inactive, along with injured G Gilbert Arenas and injured C Brendan Haywood. Haywood recently had the cast protecting his surgically repaired right wrist removed but said no timetable has been established for a possible return. Arenas (left knee) made the trip but remains out indefinitely.
Rockets: F Tracy McGrady returned to the lineup after missing one game with soreness in his left knee. McGrady entered the game averaging 15.9 points per game, his lowest average since 1999-2000, when he was in his third season with Toronto.
BY THE NUMBERS
Wizards' record entering last night's game at Houston
Wizards' record after 28 games last season
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