Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bulls

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, April 16th at 8:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN+ | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#31 Chris Singleton
Forward, 6-8, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.5
3.5
0.8
#24 Jan Vesely
Forward, 6-11, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.2
4.0
0.8
#13 Kevin Seraphin
Center, 6-10, 275 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.1
4.7
0.6
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.8
2.6
3.0
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.5
4.6
7.7

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls. The Bulls currently lead the season series, 2-0.
  • Last game versus Cleveland...The Wizards were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers, 98 -89, on April 14th at Verizon Center...John Wall scored 19 points on 8-of-16 from the field, while adding nine assists...Jordan Crawford scored 18 points...Kevin Seraphin scored 15 points...Jan Vesely posted his second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds... James Singleton added 13 points.
  • Last time versus Chicago…The Wizards fell to the Chicago Bulls, 98-88, Former Wizard Nick Young scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds...Former Wizard JaVale McGee tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks...Trevor Booker added 14 points on 7-of-9 from the field.
  • Kevin Seraphin has scored 10 or more points in nine consecutive starts at center. The last Washington player to score 10 or more points in nine consecutive starts at center was Gheorghe Muresan. Muresan scored 10 or more points in 16 consecutive starts during the 1995-96 season. Seraphin has scored 10 or more points in 10 straight games overall. -John Wall is averaging 15.5 points, 7.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in two games versus the Bulls this season.
  • 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. Rose has battled injuries all season long but did play last night in Detroit and should be good to go tonight. These are two of the fastest and most explosive point guards in the game today and watching them go at it later tonight should be entertaining.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet+ and heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 8:00pm.
BULLS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Luol Deng
Forward, 6-9, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.7
6.5
2.9
#5 Carlos Boozer
Forward, 6-9, 266 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.3
8.6
1.9
#13 Joakim Noah
Center, 6-11, 232 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.9
9.6
2.5
#32 Richard Hamilton
Guard, 6-7, 193 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.0
2.5
3.0
#1 Derrick Rose
Guard, 6-3 190 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.4
3.5
7.9