Game Preview: Wizards vs. Clippers

ON AIR /// Gametime: WED, February 15th at 10:30 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
3.9
3.0
0.7
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.2
5.2
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.8
9.0
0.6
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.9
2.6
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.6
4.9
7.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers this season. The Wizards dropped their last meeting 107-81 on February 4th at Verizon Center.
  • Last time out for Wizards...The Wizards beat the Portland Trailblazers, 124-109, last night at Rose Garden... Nick Young led the team with a season-high 35 points and had three rebounds....John Wall had 29 points and nine assists...JaVale McGee had 18 points and 11 rebounds while Jordan Crawford poured in 21 points off the bench...Nicolas Batum led the Blazers with 33 points...
  • Young made seven three pointers in last night's game tying a career-high.
  • With last night's win, it marked the first time in franchise history the team has won back-to-back road games by 15 points or more.
  • The Wizards have won two straight games for the first time this season.
  • Key Matchups:
    John Wall vs. Chris Paul - John Wall is coming off his best shooting performance of the season (29 points) last night and seems to be gaining confidence in his perimeter jump-shot. He will have his work cut out for him tonight when he takes on arguably the game's top point guard, Chris Paul. Wall will try to use his height advantage and exploit the smaller Paul, while his ability to secure the ball will be critical, as Paul is third in the league in steals. With Wall's hot hand from the outside, we'll see if it makes the difference in tonight's game at Staples Center.
  • Trevor Booker vs. Blake Griffin - Trevor Booker thought he was going to have to match-up with LaMarcus Aldridge last night, but Aldridge left the game in the first few minutes with an ankle sprain. Tonight, Booker will get another All-Star when he goes up against Blake Griffin. Booker made his return to the starting lineup the last time these two teams met and has done a nice job in that starting role. He and the other Wizards bigs will be tested tonight and their ability to keep the Clippers below the rim will be key in tonight's match-up.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 10:30pm.
CLIPPERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Caron Butler
Forward, 6-7, 228 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.1
4.0
1.5
#32 Blake Griffin
Forward, 6-10, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.1
10.8
3.0
#6 DeAndre Jordan
Center, 6-11, 265 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.0
8.8
0.3
#4 Randy Foye
Guard, 6-4, 213 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.7
1.5
2.2
#3 Chris Paul
Guard, 6-0 175 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.5
3.7
9.0