Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bulls

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, January 30th 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
3.8
1.1
#24 Jan Vesely
Forward, 6-11, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.6
2.9
0.5
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.4
9.3
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.4
2.2
1.3
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
5.4
7.2

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of three meetings between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls. The two teams will meet again on April 16th in Chicago.
  • Last game versus Charlotte…The Wizards captured their first road victory of season, defeating the Charlotte Bobcats, 102-99, on January 28th at Time Warner Cable Arena...JaVale McGee led the Wizards with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks...Nick Young scored 21 points...Trevor Booker scored a season-high 16 points on a perfect shooting night (6-of-6 from the field, 4-of-4 from the free-throw line)...John Wall scored 13 points and had a season-high tying 10 assists...The Wizards shot .526 percent from the field marking the first time this season they have shot over .500 percent from the field.
  • Last time versus Chicago...The Wizards fell to the Chicago Bulls, 78-64, on January 11th in Chicago... The Wizards set a franchise low with 64 points...Jordan Crawford scored 14 points in 19:44 minutes of play off of the bench...John Wall had 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists...JaVale McGee scored 10 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked five shots…Trevor Booker scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
  • JaVale McGee has two games with at least 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks this season. McGee is the only NBA player to record this numbers in the same game at least once this season.
  • McGee has blocked at least four shots in three consecutive games for the second time in his career. McGee accomplished this feat for the first time from March 14-18 of 2011.
  • John Wall is averaging 18.7 points, 7.6 assists, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 11 home games this season. -Andray Blatche is four points shy of 4,000 career points.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Derrick Rose - Another star-studded matchup at the point guard spot tonight as John Wall goes head-to-head with the reigning league MVP. A lot of experts have drawn many comparisons between these two point guards and think Wall will grow into what Derrick Rose has become. They are two of the fastest and most explosive point guards in the game today and watching them go at it later tonight will certainly be worth the price of admission.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
BULLS PROBABLE STARTERS
#32 Richard Hamilton
Forward, 6-7, 193 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.2
2.9
3.6
#5 Carlos Boozer
Forward, 6-9, 266 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.0
8.6
1.5
#13 Joakim Noah
Center, 6-11, 232 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.3
9.1
2.0
#11 Ronnie Brewer
Guard, 6-7, 227 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.9
3.2
2.3
#1 Derrick Rose
Guard, 6-3 190 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.6
3.6
7.8