Game Preview: Wizards vs. Raptors

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.7
3.5
0.4
#31 Yi Jianlian
Forward, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.0
3.3
0.4
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.2
7.7
0.4
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.8
1.8
1.4
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.7
4.6
8.7

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors. The Wizards currently lead the season series, 2-1.
  • Last game versus Chicago ...The Wizards fell to the Chicago Bulls, 98-79, on March 15th in Chicago...Jordan Crawford led all scorers with 27 points...John Wall recorded 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists...JaVale McGee posted his first career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 blocks...Yi Jianlian scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds...Derrick Rose led the Bulls with 23 points.
  • Last time versus Toronto…The Wizards defeated the Toronto Raptors, 98-95, on January 15th at Verizon Center...Nick Young scored a game-high 29 points, which included 18 points in the third quarter...Andray Blatche scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds...JaVale McGee scored 10 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked six shots...Rashard Lewis scored 13 points...Yi Jianlian added 10 points on 5-of-5 from the field...Andrea Bargnani scored a team-high 25 points for Toronto.
  • JaVale McGee’s 12 blocks at Chicago (3/15) were the most by any player since Keon Clark blocked 12 shots for the Raptors versus Atlanta (3/23/01).
  • McGee became the first player to record a triple-double with at least 12 blocks since Shawn Bradley had 22 points, 22 rebounds and 13 blocks for the Dallas Mavericks versus Portland on April 7, 2011.
  • McGee’s joined Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka as the only two players that have blocked seven shots in a half this season.
  • John Wall is averaging 17.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game in seven games during the month of March. Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in points per game and assists per game during the month. His scoring average and rebounding averaging during the month are his highest for any month of the season (min-5 games).
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 19.3 points per game in his last four games.
RAPTORS PROBABLE STARTERS
#0 James Johnson
Forward, 6-9, 245 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.2
3.0
1.7
#32 Ed Davis
Forward, 6-10, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.9
6.8
0.5
#7 Andrea Bargnani
Center, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.7
5.5
1.7
#10 DeMar DeRozan
Guard, 6-7, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.4
3.7
1.8
#8 Jose Calderon
Guard, 6-3, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.0
3.1
9.1