Game Preview: Wizards vs. Knicks

ON AIR /// Gametime: FRI, January 6th at 7:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.8
4.2
0.8
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.0
7.0
1.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.5
9.8
0.2
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.2
2.3
1.3
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.8
4.2
6.5

GAME NOTES



  • Tonight’s game is the first of three meetings between the Wizards and Knicks.
  • Last game versus Orlando...The Wizards were defeated by the Orlando Magic, 103-85, on January 4th at Amway Center in Orlando...Nick Young led the Wizards with 17 points (15 points in the 2nd half)...
  • Wall averaged 13.0 points, 7.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds in three games versus the Knicks last season.
  • Key Matchup: Andray Blatche vs. Amar'e Stoudemire - Andray Blatche is certainly one of the keys to the Wizards success and the Knicks are well aware of the Wizards power forward. In KnicksNow.com's preview, Knicks assistant coach Kenny Atkinson said "Andray Blatche can get 30 on you any night." Andray Blatche had a huge game for the Wizards on Monday vs. Boston (28 pts, 9 reb), but was held to just 10 points and 6 boards Wednesday night in Orlando. The Wizards will need the Blatche they saw in Boston as he goes up against one of the elite power forwards in the game; Amar'e Stoudemire. For the Knicks, Stoudemire returned to the Knicks lineup in a big way after an ankle injury kept him sidelined for two games. He had 25 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort on Wednesday night in New York. Both teams are coming off a loss and both will be hungry to get a win on Friday night.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
KNICKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Carmelo Anthony
Forward, 6-8, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
27.8
6.8
3.8
#1 Amar'e Stoudemire
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.3
7.5
0.5
#6 Tyson Chandler
Center, 7-1, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.0
6.7
1.2
#2 Landry Fields
Guard, 6-7, 215 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.5
3.2
2.8
#23 Toney Douglas
Guard, 6-2 185 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.7
3.5
4.7