Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bulls

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#14 Al Thornton
Forward, 6-8, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.6
3.7
1.4
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
7.7
1.7
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.6
8.2
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.5
2.2
0.6
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.9
3.2
5.1

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls. The Bulls won the first meeting, 103-96, on November 13th in Chicago. The two teams will meet again on February 28th in Washington, and on March 15th in Chicago.
  • Last game versus Charlotte...The Wizards defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 108-75, at Verizon Center on December 20th...Washington outscored Charlotte, 31-11, and held the Bobcats to one field goal in the third quarter to take a 25-point lead….Nick Young led all scorers with 21 points...Kirk Hinrich recorded his second straight double-double with 18 points and 11 assists... Andray Blatche scored 19 points and five rebounds...JaVale McGee scored 10 points and blocked five shots.
  • The Wizards 33 point victory over Charlotte marked their largest victory since defeating the Seattle SuperSonics, 137-96, on November 11, 2005.
  • The last time the Wizards held an opponent to 75 points or less in a game was December 29, 2007. The Wizards defeated the Heat, 96-74, in Washington.
  • The Wizards held Charlotte to one field goal made in the third quarter. The last time Washington held an opponent to one field goal made in a quarter was April 12, 2008. The Wizards held the 76ers to one field goal in the fourth quarter of their, 109-93, victory at Verizon Center.
  • Nick Young is averaging 22.2 points per game over his last five games. Young has scored 20 or more points in four straight games for the first time in his career.
  • Washington-Chicago connections…The Wizards acquired guard Kirk Hinrich and the draft rights to first round pick Kevin Seraphin in exchange for the draft right to Vladimir Veremeenko… Hinrich played for Chicago from 2003-10 and averaged 13.4 points and 5.8 assists in 514 games.
BULLS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Luol Deng
Forward, 6-9, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.9
6.2
2.2
#5 Carlos Boozer
Forward, 6-9, 266 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.1
8.3
1.8
#40 Kurt Thomas
Center, 6-9, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.4
1.9
0.4
#6 Keith Bogans
Guard, 6-5, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.9
2.2
1.3
#1 Derrick Rose
Guard, 6-3, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
24.2
4.4
8.6