Game Preview: Wizards vs. Mavericks

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, March 12th at 8:30 pm ET /// TV: CSN | Listen Live! 106.7 FM | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#31 Chris Singleton
Forward, 6-9, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.2
3.2
0.8
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.2
6.1
0.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.9
8.9
0.6
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.1
2.4
3.0
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
4.9
7.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game marks the only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks won last season’s series, 2-0.
  • Last game versus San Antonio...The Wizards were defeated by the Spurs, 112-97, last night in San Antonio...JaVale McGee led the Wizards with 21 points and 15 rebounds...Jordan Crawford tallied 19 points, five assists and four rebounds...Nick Young scored 18 points on 7- of-10 from the field...John Wall added 12 points and five assists...Tony Parker led the Spurs with 31 points.
  • Wall is averaging 19.6 points, 8.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds in seven games since the All-Star break.
  • JaVale McGee is two blocks shy of 100 blocks on the season.
  • With 21 points and 15 rebounds last night in San Antonio, McGee joins Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki and Orlando’s Ryan Anderson as the only players to record at least 20 points and 15 rebounds in 30 minutes or less this season.
  • Wall is 15 assists shy of 900 career assists.
  • Wall averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds in two games versus Dallas last season.
  • Key Matchup: Trevor Booker vs. Dirk Nowitzki - The Wizards' Trevor Booker has been doing a stellar job in a starting role, but tonight he will have his hands full as he goes up against one of the NBA's most prolific scorers in Dirk Nowitzki. Booker is a player who likes to be in the paint, but Nowitzki does a lot of his work around the perimeter. Booker will need to use his quickness and athleticism to stick with Nowitzki around the outside and that could be key for the Wizards to have success tonight.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 8:30pm.
MAVERICKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#0 Shawn Marion
Forward, 6-7, 228 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.3
6.7
2.1
#41 Dirk Nowitzki
Forward, 7-0, 245 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
20.0
6.7
2.0
#28 Ian Mahinmi
Center, 6-11, 230 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.3
4.7
0.2
#31 Jason Terry
Guard, 6-2, 180 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.6
2.3
3.7
#2 Jason Kidd
Guard, 6-4 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.6
4.2
5.4