Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bulls

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 Mike MIller
Forward, 6-8, 218 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.4
6.0
3.3
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.8
5.3
1.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.1
1.8
0.1
#5 Josh Howard
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.9
3.6
1.4
#15 Randy Foye
Guard, 6-4, 213 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.0
1.8
2.9
GAME NOTES
  • Tonight's game is the second of three meetings between the Wizards and Bulls. The Bulls defeated the Wizards in the first meeting, 121-119, in double overtime on January 15th in Chicago. The two teams will meet again on April 5th at Verizon Center.
  • Last contest...The Wizards fell the Toronto Raptors, 109-104, on February 20th at Air Canada Centre in Toronto...Andray Blatche led five Wizards in double-figures as he scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds...Josh Howard scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds...Randy Foye scored 14 points and recorded six assists... JaVale McGee and Al Thornton each added 10 points for the Wizards.
  • Last time versus Chicago...The Wizards fell to the Chicago Bulls, 121-119, in double overtime in Chicago...Randy Foye scored 22 points and had seven assists...The Wizards committed a season-low six turnovers in the loss.
  • In Washington's last eight games, sharpshooter Mike Miller has connected on 21-of-28 (.750) trifecta tries, to increase his season percentage from three-point range to .568.
  • In his first game as a Wizard, Al Thornton led Washington with 21 points on 7-of-12 from the field to help the Wizards secure a 107-97 victory of the Denver Nuggets.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds in seven games as a starter this season. In three games since the All-Star break, Blatche is averaging 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, while shooting .590 percent from the field.
  • Josh Howard is averaging 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in three games with the Wizards.
  • With a win tonight over the Chicago Bulls, Washington will have their first three game home winning streak since 4/4/08--4/12/08 (4/4/08 vs. MIA-109-95, 4/9/08 vs. BOS- 109-95, 4/12/08 vs. PHI-109-93).
  • Washington-Chicago connections...Bulls assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff was the Washington Bullets/Wizards Head Coach for the final 35 games of the 1996-97 season through the first 32 games of the 1998-99 season… Wizards Head Coach Flip Saunders coached Lindsay Hunter in Detroit from 2005-08.
  • BULLS PROBABLE STARTERS
    #9 Luol Deng
    Forward, 6-9, 220 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    18.1
    7.3
    2.1
    #22 Taj Gibson
    Forward, 6-9, 225 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    8.4
    6.8
    0.7
    #52 Brad Miller
    Center, 7-0, 261 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    7.9
    4.5
    1.6
    #12 Kirk Hinrich
    Guard, 6-3, 190 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    10.6
    3.6
    4.4
    #1 Derrick Rose
    Guard, 6-3, 190 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    19.9
    3.7
    5.7