Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bobcats

ON AIR /// Gametime: SAT, January 28th at 7:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.4
3.6
1.1
#24 Jan Vesely
Forward, 6-11, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.7
2.8
0.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.8
9.2
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
2.3
1.4
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.1
5.5
7.0

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats. The two teams will meet again on April 9th in Charlotte and April 23rd in Washington.
  • Last game versus Houston…The Wizards fell to the Houston Rockets, 103-76, last night at Toyota Center in Houston...John Wall led the Wizards with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists...Nick Young scored 15 points...JaVale McGee scored nine points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots...Chase Budinger led the Rockets with 21 points.
  • Last time versus Charlotte...The Wizards won their first game under new head Coach Randy Wittman, 92-75, over the Charlotte Bobcats on January 25th at Verizon Center...Nick Young led all scorers with 20 points...Andray Blatche tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists... John Wall had 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
  • The Wizards held the Bobcats to opponent lows in points (75), points in a quarter (11 in the 2nd), points in a half (28 in the first), assists (13) and three-pointers made (1).
  • The Wizards held the Bobcats to 49 points through three quarters (1/25). The last time the Wizards held an opponent to 49 points or fewer through three quarters was January 4, 2008. The Wizards held Milwaukee to 49 points through three quarters in a 101-77, victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee.
  • John Wall is currently the only player in the NBA that is averaging at least 16.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game this season.
  • Andray Blatche will appear in his 400th career game tonight and is eight points shy of 4,000 career points.
  • Key Matchup: Nick Young vs. Gerald Henderson - One of the keys to tonight's game will be the scoring ability of the two shooting guards, Nick Young and Gerald Henderson. Henderson was held out of Wednesday's clash due to an ankle injury, but he was back in the Bobcats lineup last night and is expected to play tonight. These are the two go-to scorers for each team and their ability to put points on the board could be the determining factor in the outcome of tonight's game. While Young is more of a perimeter shooter, Henderson thrives more in the mid-range game and getting to the rim. Their contrasting styles will be on display when the two teams take the court tonight.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
BOBCATS PROBABLE STARTERS
#32 Boris Diaw
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.8
5.8
3.9
#12 Tyrus Thomas
Forward, 6-10, 225 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.2
4.8
0.7
#7 DeSagana Diop
Center, 7-0, 280 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
1.1
2.9
0.6
#15 Gerald Henderson
Guard, 6-4, 215 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.0
4.5
1.8
#1 Kemba Walker
Guard, 6-1, 172 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.8
3.8
3.1