Game Preview: Wizards vs. Nets

ON AIR /// Gametime: FRI, April 6th at 7:30 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
4.7
3.6
0.8
#24 Jan Vesely
Forward, 6-11, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.0
3.5
0.7
#13 Kevin Seraphin
Center, 6-10, 275 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.2
4.4
0.5
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.6
2.5
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.9
4.6
7.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets. The season series is currently tied at 1-1.
  • Last game versus Detroit...The Wizards fell to the Detroit Pistons, 99-94, last night in Detroit...John Wall led all scorers with 28 points to go along with 10 assists...Kevin Seraphin scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds...Roger Mason scored 11 points...Jan Vesely added 10 points...Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 18 points.
  • Last time versus New Jersey...The Wizards defeated the New Jersey Nets, 108-89, On March 21st in New Jersey...Nene scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his Wizards debut...Jordan Crawford led all scorers with 23 points on 7-of-13 from the field...Roger Mason scored 16 points on 6-of-11 from the field...John Wall tallied 12 points, eight assists and five rebounds...Kevin Seraphin scored 12 points on 6-of-7 from the field in 16:02 minutes of play.
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 19.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds in four games during the month of April.
  • Kevin Seraphin is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in his four games during the month of April.
  • Injury Update: Trevor Booker and Nene are both day-to-day with plantar fascitis. The two have missed the last four games with the injury. The Wizards are 0-4 without them in the lineup.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs Deron Williams - John Wall has one of the quickest first steps in the league and will look to use his speed to exploit Williams off the dribble. Deron Williams has been one of the most consistent point guards in the NBA throughout his career and has been the guy to watch this season for New Jersey. Wall will need be spectacular if Booker and Nene can't play to give the Wizards a road win and a season series win over the Nets.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:30pm
NETS PROBABLE STARTERS
#45 Gerald Wallace
Forward, 6-7, 220 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.7
6.7
2.8
#13 Kris Humphries
Forward, 6-9, 235 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.6
11.0
1.3
#33 Shelden Williams
Center, 6-9, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.9
6.3
0.6
#9 MarShon Brooks
Guard, 6-5, 200 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.1
3.4
2.2
#8 Deron Williams
Guard, 6-3, 209 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.6
3.3
8.6