Game Preview: Wizards vs. Jazz

ON AIR /// Gametime: FRI, February 17th at 9:00 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
3.8
2.9
0.7
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.3
5.3
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.0
8.9
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.8
2.5
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
4.9
7.6

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first and only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. The Wizards won last season’s series, 2-0.
  • Last game versus LA Clippers...The Washington Wizards fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 102-84, on February 15th at Staples Center...John Wall tallied 18 points, 12 assists and six rebounds...JaVale McGee scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds...Nick Young scored 14 points...Jordan Crawford added 12 points...Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
  • JaVale McGee has scored at least 18 points in four consecutive games for the first time in his career. McGee is averaging 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in his last four games.
  • John Wall is averaging 20.0 points, 8.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds in his last eight games. Wall is shooting .514 percent from the field during this stretch.
  • Wall averaged 21.0 points and 11.0 assists in two games versus Utah last season.
  • In the first three games of this current five-game road trip, the Wizards are averaging 102.0 points per game on .489 shooting from the field. The Wizards have held their opponents to 96.0 points per game on .405 shooting from the field.
  • Key Matchup: Trevor Booker vs. Paul Millsap - Both Booker and Millsap are known to be tough, physical inside players and tonight will feature the two going head-to-head with one another. Millsap has grown into an efficient offensive player over the years and is now counted on to be a major piece to the Jazz offense. Booker has recently taken on a bigger role in the Wizards offense, averaging 12.2 ppg over the past 6 games, and tonight will be a good test for the 2nd year forward.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet + or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 9:00pm.
JAZZ PROBABLE STARTERS
#20 Gordon Hayward
Forward, 6-8, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.9
2.9
3.2
#24 Paul Millsap
Forward, 6-8, 253 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.6
9.4
2.1
#25 Al Jefferson
Center, 6-10, 289 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.4
9.1
2.0
#19 Raja Bell
Guard, 6-5, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.1
1.4
1.1
#5 Devin Harris
Guard, 6-3 192 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.7
1.3
4.3