Game Preview: Wizards vs. Pistons

ON AIR /// Gametime: THU, April 5th 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
4.8
3.5
0.8
#24 Jan Vesely
Forward, 6-11, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.7
3.5
0.7
#13 Kevin Seraphin
Center, 6-10, 275 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.7
4.2
0.5
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.5
2.5
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
4.7
7.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight's game is the final of three match-ups between the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons. The series is currently tied, 1-1.
  • Last game versus Indiana Pacers...The Wizards were defeated by the Indiana Pacers, 109-96, last night at Verizon Center in Washington...Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 28 points...Kevin Seraphin recorded a career-high 19 points along with his 10 rebounds... John Wall scored 13... Brian Cook added 10 points and nine rebounds.
  • Last time versus Detroit - The Pistons defeated the Wizards, 79-77, on March 26th at Verizon Center......Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 20 points, while John Wall added 14 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.
  • John Wall is 9 assists shy of 1,000 career assists.
  • Roger Mason is two three-pointers shy of 500 career three-pointers.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs Brandon Knight - In their first meeting in Detroit, Wall exploited his Kentucky successor, tying a career-high with 15 assists. His stellar defense limited Knight to just two points and two assists, which is well below his season average (12.6 ppg, 3.7 apg). In their second meeting, Knight struggled once again against Wall, going 3-13 from the floor for 8 points, while Wall went for 14 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists. However, Knight's Pistons came back and defeated Wall's Wizards at the buzzer. If the Wizards want to win the season series, they will need Wall to keep Knight in check and get back to being the elite point guard they know he can be.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet+ or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:30pm
PISTONS PROBABLE STARTERS
#22 Tayshaun Prince
Forward, 6-9, 215 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.1
4.5
2.5
#54 Jason Maxiell
Forward, 6-7, 260 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.3
5.2
0.7
#10 Greg Monroe
Center, 6-11, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.0
9.8
2.5
#8 Ben Gordon
Guard, 6-3, 200 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.4
2.3
2.6
#7 Brandon Knight
Guard, 6-3, 189 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.6
3.2
3.7