Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bucks

ON AIR /// Gametime: FRI, December 30th at 8:30 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
11.0
2.5
0.0
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.5
7.0
2.0
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.0
9.0
0.0
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.0
2.0
1.0
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.0
5.0
5.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of four meetings between the Wizards and Bucks. The Bucks won the season series last season, 2-1.
  • Last game versus Atlanta...The Wizards fell to the Atlanta Hawks, 101-83, on Wednesday at Phillips Arena...The Wizards were led by Nick Young who scored 21 points off the bench.
  • Key Matchup: JaVale McGee vs. Andrew Bogut - JaVale McGee posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night in Atlanta including some mesmerizing dunks. McGee will need a similar effort tonight when he takes on Bucks center Andrew Bogut. The 6th year big man from down under has averaged 16 points and 9 boards through his first two games and stopping him in the paint will be one of the keys to success for the Wizards.
  • X-Factor: Rashard Lewis - Lewis quietly had 13 points on Wednesday night including going 2-3 from behind the arc. If he can heat up and get a few more looks from long distance, watch out for Lewis to put up a big number in tonight's game.
  • The Bucks have not played in a game since Tuesday, having a rare two days off in the shortened season. The Wizards will not have two days off until after the All-Star break.
  • Nick Young averaged 19.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in three games versus Milwaukee last season
  • Rashard Lewis is averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 27 career games versus the Bucks.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet+ or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 8:30pm
BUCKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#17 Mike Dunleavy
Forward, 6-9, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
4.0
5.5
#7 Ersan Ilyasova
Forward, 6-10, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.0
7.5
0.0
#6 Andrew Bogut
Center, 7-0, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.0
9.0
2.5
#5 Stephen Jackson
Guard, 6-8, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.0
3.0
1.5
#3 Brandon Jennings
Guard, 6-1, 169 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
23.0
3.0
5.5