Game Preview: Wizards vs. Magic

ON AIR /// Gametime: WED, January 4th 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
10.6
4.2
0.8
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.4
7.2
1.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.8
11.0
0.2
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.6
2.0
1.6
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.8
4.2
6.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of four meetings between the Wizards and Magic.
  • Last game versus Boston...The Wizards fell to the Celtics, 100-92, on Monday in Boston...Andray Blatche led all scorers with a season-high 28 points to go along with nine rebounds... JaVale McGee posted his second straight double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds... John Wall scored 11 points and dished out eight assists...Nick Young added 10 points.
  • JaVale McGee is averaging 14.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks, while shooting .565 percent from the field in his last four games.
  • McGee has grabbed at least 14 rebounds in consecutive games for the second time in his career.
  • Rashard Lewis has averaged 19.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 17 career games versus Orlando. Lewis’ career scoring average versus Orlando is his highest versus any opponent.
  • Key Matchup: JaVale McGee vs. Dwight Howard - These centers are two of the best shot blockers in the NBA and both are already in the top 5 in that category this year (Howard 2.7 bpg, 3rd in NBA | McGee 2.4 bpg, 4th in NBA). McGee has been on a tear over the past couple of games, attaining double-doubles in both games versus Boston earlier in the week. If he can keep this streak up against an all-star like Howard, it could be the difference in the game for the Wizards.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or NBATV, or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
MAGIC PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Hedo Turkoglu
Forward, 6-10, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.2
4.5
3.5
#33 Ryan Anderson
Forward, 6-10, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.2
6.2
1.0
#12 Dwight Howard
Center, 6-11, 275 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.7
15.3
2.2
#23 Jason Richardson
Guard, 6-6, 225 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.8
2.8
1.5
#14 Jameer Nelson
Guard, 6-0 190 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.6
5.2
1.6