Game Preview: Wizards vs. Heat

ON AIR /// Gametime: FRI, February 10th at 7:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#31 Chris Singleton
Forward, 6-9, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.0
2.9
0.7
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.0
4.8
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.7
8.7
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.9
2.6
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.5
5.1
7.0

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of three meetings between the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat. The two teams will meet on April 21st in Miami and April 26th in Washington. The Heat won last season’s series, 4-0.
  • Last game versus New York...The Wizards fell to the New York Knicks, 107-93, on February 8th at Verizon Center...John Wall led all scorers with 29 points on 12-of-21 from the field and six assists...Trevor Booker scored 17 points on 8-of-11 from the field to go along with seven rebounds...Tyson Chandler led the Knicks with 25 points and 11 rebounds. -With four points tonight, Rashard Lewis will reach the 15,000 career point plateau. Lewis will join Paul Pierce and Jason Kidd as the only players in NBA history who have scored at least 15,000 points, grabbed 5,000 rebounds and hit 1,500 three-pointers in their careers. -John Wall is averaging 22.3 points and 6.0 assists in his last four games. Wall is shooting .552 percent (32-of-58) from the field in his last four games. -Trevor Booker is shooting 15-of-21 (.714) from the field in his last two games. -Nick Young averaged 27.0 points per game in three games versus the Heat last season. Young’s scoring average versus Miami last season was tied with New Orleans for his highest scoring average against any opponent last season. -Jordan Crawford averaged 20.5 points per game in two games versus Miami last season. Crawford scored a career-high 39 points versus Miami on March 30, 2011.
  • Key Matchup: Chris Singleton vs. LeBron James - One of the main reasons the Wizards took Chris Singleton in last year's draft was for nights like tonight. Singleton will get the task of containing LeBron James and will look to do his best to make James as uncomfortable as possible. Listen to what Singleton had to say about marking James and taking on the Heat tonight.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or NBATV and heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
HEAT PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 LeBron James
Forward, 6-8, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
28.5
8.2
6.9
#1 Chris Bosh
Forward, 6-11, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.2
7.8
2.0
#50 Joel Anthony
Center, 6-9, 245 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.3
4.3
0.1
#3 Dwyane Wade
Guard, 6-4, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.0
4.1
5.3
#15 Mario Chalmers
Guard, 6-2 190 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.4
2.6
3.9