Game Preview: Wizards vs. Blazers

ON AIR /// Gametime: SAT, March 10th 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
4.0
3.0
0.7
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.1
6.0
0.7
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.5
8.9
0.6
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.4
2.4
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.2
4.9
7.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers. The Wizards defeated the Trail Blazers, 124-109, in Portland on February 14th.
  • Last game versus Los Angeles...The Wizards defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 106-101, on March 8th at Verizon Center...Nick Young scored a game-high 19 points and dished out a career-high 6 assists...Trevor Booker scored 18 points and pulled down a career high 17 rebounds...Kevin Seraphin scored a career-high 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds...JaVale McGee tallied a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling down 12 rebounds....Jordan Crawford also scored 12 points while Roger Mason Jr. tallied 11 points off the bench...
  • Last time versus Portland....The Wizards defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 124-109, on February 14th at Rose Garden...Nick Young led the team with a season-high 35 points on 7-8 shooting from 3-point range...John Wall scored 29 points and dished out nine assists...Jordan Crawford added 21 points off the bench...JaVale McGee tallied a double-double, with 18 points and 11 rebounds...
  • Over their last five games, the Wizards are second in the NBA in points per game at 104 ppg and ninth in the league in assists at 22.8 apg...
  • Trevor Booker is averaging a double-double with 13.6 ppg and 10.2 rpg over the past five games (He ranks eighth in the league in rebounding among Forwards over the last 5 games)...
  • Tonight will be the final game of a five-game homestand for the Wizards. They are 2-2 on the homestand.
  • Key Matchup: Trevor Booker vs. LaMarcus Aldridge - Trevor Booker has been playing well for the Wizards as of late (18 points, 17 rebounds on Weds night vs. LA), and will need to be at his best tonight as opposite him will be Western Conference All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. The last time these two teams met, Aldridge went down with an injury early in the game and was a non-factor, but Aldridge is back in the lineup and will be the key interior threat for the Blazers in tonight's game.
  • 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
13.7
6.5
2.9
#12 LaMarcus Aldridge
Forward, 6-11, 246 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.6
8.2
2.5
#23 Marcus Camby
Center, 6-11, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.9
9.2
2.0
#88 Nicolas Batum
Guard, 6-8, 200 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.2
4.4
1.2
#5 Raymond Felton
Guard, 6-1 205 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.1
2.1
6.3