Game Preview: Wizards vs. Hawks

ON AIR /// Gametime: FRI, March 16th at 7:30 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
4.1
3.3
0.7
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.8
6.1
0.8
#15 Kevin Seraphin
Center, 6-10, 278 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.8
3.6
0.3
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.2
2.4
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.5
4.8
7.9

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of three meetings between the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks won the first meeting, 101-83, on December 28th in Atlanta. The two teams will meet for a final time this season on March 24th in Washington.
  • Last game versus New Orleans...The Wizards defeated the New Orleans Hornets, 99-89, last night in New Orleans...John Wall led all scorers with 26 points to go along with 12 assists… Roger Mason scored 19 points on 7-of-9 from the field (4-of-6 from three-point range)...Jordan Crawford scored 17 points...Trevor Booker scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds...Kevin Seraphin scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his second start of the season...Chris Kaman led the Hornets with 20 points and seven rebounds.
  • Wall and Jason Kidd are the fastest active NBA players to reach 900 career assists (111 games).
  • Since the NBA began tracking steals in 1973-74, Wall is the fastest player in the NBA to record at least 1,800 points, 900 assists, 500 rebounds and 175 steals (111 games).
  • Wall is averaging 20.1 points, 9.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds, while shooting .478 from the field in nine games since the All-Star break.
  • Wall is averaging 19.0 points, 7.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds in five career games versus the Hawks.
  • Trevor Booker is averaging 13.6 points and 9.0 rebounds in nine games since the All-Star break.
  • Key Matchup: Trevor Booker vs. Josh Smith - Tonight's key match-up is at the PF spot, although Josh Smith is not your typical power forward. These are two of the more athletic power forward's in the league and both guys can elevate and throw it down as good as anyone in the league. Booker will show more of a back-to-the-basket type game, while Smith will face up and try and use his quickness off the dribble. It should be a fun one to watch tonight at 'The Highlight Factory.'
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:30pm
HAWKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#2 Joe Johnson
Guard, 6-7, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.2
3.4
3.8
#5 Josh Smith
Forward, 6-9, 225 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.8
9.6
3.6
#27 Zaza Pachulia
Center, 6-11, 275 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.3
7.2
1.3
#6 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.1
1.8
2.5
#0 Jeff Teague
Guard, 6-2, 181 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.1
2.2
4.4