Game Preview: Wizards vs. Blazers

ON AIR /// Gametime: TUE, February 14th at 10:00 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
3.9
3.0
0.6
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.3
5.2
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.6
9.0
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
2.6
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
5.0
7.4

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers. The two teams split last season’s series at one game apiece. The Wizards and Trail Blazers will meet again on March 10th in Washington.
  • Last game versus Detroit...The Wizards defeated the Detroit Pistons, 98-77, on February 12th at The Palace of Auburn Hills...JaVale McGee scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds...Nick Young scored 22 points on 8-of-13 from the field...John Wall scored nine points and dished out a career-high tying 15 assists...Jan Vesely tallied 10 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two blocks...Rashard Lewis added 10 points.
  • Rashard Lewis reached the 15,000 career point plateau in Washington’s last game at Detroit (2/12). Lewis joins Paul Pierce and Jason Kidd as the only players in NBA history who have scored at least 15,000 points, grabbed 5,000 rebounds and hit 1,500 three-pointers in their careers.
  • John Wall is averaging 18.8 points and 8.2 assists in his last six games. Wall is shooting .512 percent (41-of -81) from the field in his last six games.
  • Wall averaged 25.0 points, 9.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds in two games versus Detroit last season.
  • Trevor Booker is averaging 12.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in his last six games. Booker is shooting .559 percent from the field during this stretch.
  • JaVale McGee is 25 points shy of 2,000 career points.
  • The Wizards held the Pistons to opponent lows in field goal percentage (.328), points in the fourth quarter (14), points in the second half (32) and three-pointers made (1).
  • Washington’s 21 points road victory over Detroit (2/12) represents their largest road victory since December 2, 2008. The Wizards defeated the Nets in New Jersey, 108-88.
  • Key Matchup: Trevor Booker vs. LaMarcus Aldridge - Trevor Booker has been playing well for the Wizards as of late (14.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg over last four games), and will need to be at his best tonight as opposite him will be Western Conference All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge went for 33 points and 12 boards in the Blazers last game against Dallas and is the focal point to the Blazers offense.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 10:00pm.
BLAZERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#3 Gerald Wallace
Forward, 6-7, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.4
6.9
2.4
#12 LaMarcus Aldridge
Forward, 6-11, 246 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
23.3
8.6
2.8
#23 Marcus Camby
Center, 6-11, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.2
9.6
2.1
#2 Wesley Matthews
Guard, 6-5, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.5
3.1
1.8
#5 Raymond Felton
Guard, 6-1 205 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.5
2.3
6.5