Game Preview: Wizards vs. Raptors

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, February 6th 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
8.5
4.0
1.0
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.0
4.7
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.9
8.8
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.8
2.4
1.3
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.4
5.3
7.1

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors...The season series is currently tied at one game apiece. The two teams will meet for a final time this season on April 1st in Toronto.
  • Last game versus Los Angeles Clippers...The Wizards fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 107-81, on February 4th at Verizon Center...Nick Young and John Wall each scored 14 points for the Wizards...Jordan Crawford added 12 points...Kevin Seraphin scored eight points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds...Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
  • Last time versus Toronto...The Wizards were defeated by the Toronto Raptors, 106-89, on February 3rd in Toronto...Nick Young led all scorers with 21 points...John Wall had 15 points, five rebounds and four assists...Trevor Booker scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds...Jordan Crawford added 11.
  • With four points tonight, Rashard Lewis will reach the 15,000 career point plateau. Lewis will join Paul Pierce and Jason Kidd as the only players in NBA history who have scored at least 15,000 points, grabbed 5,000 rebounds and hit 1,500 three-pointers in their careers.
  • Nick Young is averaging 18.0 points in two games versus Toronto this season.
  • The Wizards currently the NBA in blocks per game at 7.9 bpg.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Jose Calderon - In their last meeting on Friday night, John Wall had a respectable game (15 pts, 5 reb, 4 asst), but it was Jose Calderon's 17 assists that made the biggest difference in the game. In order for the Wizards to have success tonight, they will need to limit Calderon's ability to set up his teammates and have Wall get up and down the court to allow for easy transition buckets.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 7:00pm.
RAPTORS PROBABLE STARTERS
#10 DeMar DeRozan
Guard, 6-7, 216 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.4
3.6
1.5
#2 James Johnson
Forward, 6-9, 248 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.0
4.5
1.6
#34 Aaron Gray
Center, 7-0, 270 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.2
6.1
0.3
#5 Jerryd Bayless
Guard, 6-3, 208 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.2
1.7
2.7
#8 Jose Calderon
Guard, 6-3 211 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.7
3.4
8.5