Game Preview: Wizards vs. Hawks

ON AIR /// Gametime: SAT, March 24th at 7:00 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
4.0
3.4
0.8
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.7
6.2
0.7
#42 Nene
Center, 6-11, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.7
7.5
2.2
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.5
2.4
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.5
4.9
7.9

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of three meetings between the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks won the first meeting, 101-83, on December 28th and the second meeting, 102-88, on March 16th in Atlanta.
  • Last game versus Indiana...The Wizards fell to the Indiana Pacers, 85-83, on Thursday night in at Verizon Center...Jordan Crawford led all scorers with 21 points… John Wall scored 16 points to go along with his nine assists...Chris Singleton scored 16 points.
  • Last game versus Atlanta... The Wizards dropped their last meeting, 102-88, on March 16th in Atlanta...Trevor Booker led the team with 18 points and nine rebounds...John Wall had 14 points and nine assists...
  • 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).
  • Tonight's game is the second of a back-to-back-to-back stretch for the Hawks, and the first of three games in three nights for the Wizards. The Wizards will travel to Boston tomorrow night and then are back home to host the Pistons on Monday night.
  • 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 with the best of them. Booker will show more of a back-to-the-basket game, while Smith will face up and try and use his quickness off the dribble. Smith poured in 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Hawks win over New Jersey last night, and stopping him will be key for the Wizards to have success tonight.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm
HAWKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#2 Joe Johnson
Guard, 6-7, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.0
3.5
3.9
#5 Josh Smith
Forward, 6-9, 225 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.1
9.8
3.9
#34 Jason Collins
Center, 7-0, 255 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
0.8
1.6
0.2
#6 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.8
2.0
2.6
#0 Jeff Teague
Guard, 6-2, 181 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.3
2.3
4.4