Game Preview: Wizards vs. 76ers

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, January 23rd at 7:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#31 Chris Singleton
Forward, 6-9, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.1
3.3
0.6
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.7
7.8
1.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.8
9.5
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.4
2.4
1.4
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.4
5.4
7.4

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four games between the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Last game versus Boston...The Wizards fell to the Boston Celtics, 100-94, yesterday afternoon at Verizon Center...John Wall posted his second consecutive double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds to go along with seven assists...Nick Young scored 19 points on 7-of-13 from the field...JaVale McGee scored 13 points and blocked three shots...Jordan Crawford scored 12 points off of the bench...Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 34 points.
  • John Wall is currently the only player in the NBA that is averaging at least 16.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game this season.
  • Wall is averaging 24.4 points, 8.4 assists, 8.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game in his last five games.
  • Nick Young is averaging 21.6 points per game in his last five games.
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 14.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in his last five games.
  • JaVale McGee is averaging 16.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in two games versus Philadelphia this season.
  • The Wizards lead the NBA in blocks per game at 7.2 bpg.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Jrue Holiday - Tonight will feature two of the better young point guards in the game as John Wall and Jrue Holiday square off against one another yet again. Both Wall and Holiday share many of the same traits, both are 6'4, both 21 years old, but their skill sets are a little different. In order to be most effective, Wall will need to get to the rim and setup his teammates, while Holiday will be looking to knock down shots from the perimeter.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
76ERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Andre Iguodala
Forward, 6-6, 207 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.6
6.3
4.3
#42 Elton Brand
Forward, 6-9, 254 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.4
7.1
1.5
#8 Nikola Vucevic
Center, 7-0, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.2
4.9
0.8
#20 Jodie Meeks
Guard, 6-4, 208 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.8
2.1
0.8
#11 Jrue Holiday
Guard, 6-4, 180 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.6
3.2
4.8