Game Preview: Wizards vs. Hornets

ON AIR /// Gametime: THU, March 15th at 8:00 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
4.2
3.2
0.8
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.5
6.2
0.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.9
8.9
0.6
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.1
2.4
3.0
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
4.8
7.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game marks the only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets won last season’s series, 2-0.
  • Last game versus Dallas...The Wizards were defeated by the Dallas Mavericks, 107-98, on March 13th at American Airlines Center...Trevor Booker led the Wizards with 20 points and 12 rebounds...John Wall scored 18 points and had 10 assists...Nick Young and Jordan Crawford each scored 15 points...JaVale McGee posted 12 points and five rebounds... Andray Blatche added 11 points...Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 27 points.
  • Wall is averaging 19.4 points, 8.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in eight games since the All- Star break.
  • Wall is 10 assists shy of 900 career assists.
  • Trevor Booker is averaging 13.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in eight games since the All- Star break.
  • Nick Young averaged 27.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games versus the Hornets last season.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Jarrett Jack - John Wall notched his ninth double-double of the season on Tuesday night in Dallas (18 pts, 10 assts), and is the unquestioned leader of the Wizards offense. The Wizards are at their best when Wall both attacks the basket and distributes the ball to get all of his teammates involved. For the Hornets, Jarrett Jack has taken over the starting point guard role with the departure of Chris Paul. Jack has done a nice job in that role, averaging 14.9 ppg, 6.1 apg, and is coming off a 30 point performance last night vs. the Lakers. The two point guards will play pivotal roles in the outcome of tonight's game and this will be a fun match-up to watch.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 8:00pm.
HORNETS PROBABLE STARTERS
#1 Trevor Ariza
Forward, 6-8, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.7
5.7
3.5
#15 Gustavo Ayon
Forward, 6-10, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.3
4.6
1.2
#35 Chris Kaman
Center, 7-0, 265 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.5
8.1
2.1
#8 Marco Belinelli
Guard, 6-5, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.4
2.8
1.2
#2 Jarrett Jack
Guard, 6-3 197 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.9
3.7
6.1