Game Preview: Wizards vs. Kings

ON AIR /// Gametime: WED, February 22nd 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
3.9
2.8
0.6
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.5
5.5
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.0
8.8
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.2
2.5
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
4.9
7.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first and only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Sacramento Kings. The two teams split last season’s series, 1-1.
  • Last game versus Phoenix...The Washington Wizards were defeated by the Phoenix Suns, 104-88, on February 20 at US Airways Center in Phoenix...Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 20 points on 7-of-10 from the field...Trevor Booker scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds...JaVale McGee, Nick Young and John Wall each scored 10 points for Washington...Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 20 points.
  • John Wall is averaging 17.8 points, 8.3 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 11 games during the month of February.
  • Nick Young is averaging 18.5 points per game in 11 games during the month of February.
  • Young scored a career-high 43 points and nailed a career-high seven three-pointers versus Sacramento (1/11/11) last season.
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in his last three games.
  • JaVale McGee is four blocks shy of 500 career blocks.
  • Key Matchup: Nick Young vs. Tyreke Evans - Nick Young had the best shooting night of his career last season when the Kings came to Verizon Center, pouring in a career-high 43 points to lead the Wizards to a 136-133 overtime victory. Tonight, Young will look to get himself back on track after being held to just six points on Monday night in Phoenix when he goes up against Tyreke Evans and the Sacramento Kings. Evans is coming off a double-double last night against Miami (21 points, 10 assists) and now in his third year, has developed into a complete guard, averaging 17.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game this season.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
KINGS PROBABLE STARTERS
#23 Marcus Thornton
Guard, 6-4, 205 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.9
3.6
2.0
#34 Jason Thompson
Forward, 6-11, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.7
5.9
0.9
#15 DeMarcus Cousins
Center, 6-11, 270 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
11.3
1.0
#13 Tyreke Evans
Guard, 6-6, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.0
5.1
5.2
#22 Isaiah Thomas
Guard, 5-9 185 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.9
2.1
2.8