Game Preview: Wizards vs. Lakers

ON AIR /// Gametime: WED, March 7th 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
4.0
3.0
0.8
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.9
5.7
0.7
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.5
8.8
0.6
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.1
2.5
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.6
5.0
7.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers won last season’s series, 2-0.
  • Last game versus Golden State...The Wizards fell to the Golden State Warriors, 120-100, on March 5th at Verizon Center...John Wall led the Wizards with 20 points, 14 assists and six rebounds...Nick Young scored 25 points in 25:35 minutes of play off of the bench...Trevor Booker scored 14 points...JaVale McGee posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds...Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 25 points.
  • John Wall is averaging 24.0 points, 9.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds in four games since the All-Star break. Wall is shooting .508 from the field during this stretch.
  • Crawford is 27 points shy of 1,000 career points.
  • JaVale McGee is four blocks shy of 100 blocks on the season.
  • Nick Young averaged 25.5 points in two games versus the Lakers last season. In seven career games versus the Lakers, Young is averaging 18.7 points per game, while shooting .516 from the field. Young’s career scoring average versus the Lakers represents his highest average against any opponent.
  • Key Matchup: JaVale McGee vs. Andrew Bynum - Tonight's match-up features two of the better shot blockers in the league, as JaVale McGee and Andrew Bynum go toe-to-toe. McGee enters the game averaging 2.6 bpg (2nd), while Bynum is not far behind with 2.15 bpg (6th). These are two of the NBA's top young centers and It will be vital for these two 7 footers to defend the paint in tonight's game.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
LAKERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Metta World Peace
Forward, 6-7, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.6
2.9
2.1
#16 Pau Gasol
Forward, 7-0, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
10.4
3.2
#17 Andrew Bynum
Center, 7-0, 285 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
12.8
1.4
#24 Kobe Bryant
Guard, 6-6, 205 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
28.9
5.8
4.8
#2 Derek Fisher
Guard, 6-1 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.5
2.1
3.4