Game Preview: Wizards vs. Raptors

ON AIR /// Gametime: SUN, April 1st at 6:00 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
4.6
3.4
0.8
#35 Jan Vesely
Forward, 6-11, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.3
3.4
0.6
#13 Kevin Seraphin
Center, 6-10, 275 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.3
4.2
0.4
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.2
2.5
2.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.8
4.8
7.7

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors. The Wizards currently lead the season series, 2-1.
  • Last game versus Philadelphia 76ers..The Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 97-76, on March 30th at Verizon Center…Cartier Martin led the Wizards with a career-high tying 20 points on 8-of-12 from the field...Jordan Crawford scored 17 points and had four rebounds….Nene tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists...Kevin Seraphin scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds...John Wall recorded nine points, six assists, six rebounds and blocked three shots.
  • Crawford is averaging 17.5 points per game in 18 games since the All-Star break. Crawford is averaging 16.4 points per game in 19 starts this season.
  • In their last 10 games, the Wizards are holding opponents to 89.3 points per game on .421 percent from the field.
  • The Wizards have not allowed an opponent to score 100 points or more in their last eight games. The last time the Wizards held their opponents to under 100 points in eight consecutive games was February 25- March 9 of 2003. The last time Washington held nine straight opponents under 100 points was November 30-December 17 of 2002.
  • The Wizards are tied with the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers for the longest current streak of games holding opponents under 100 points (eight games).
  • John Wall is currently 10 points shy of 2,000 career points.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Jose Calderon - This match-up has dictated the end results in the team's previous meetings this season, as in their last time out, it was Wall who went off for 31 points, five rebounds, and seven assists to lead the Wizards to a 111-108 win at Verizon Center. In the game before that, Calderon dished out 17 assists to lead the Raptors to a 106-89 win at Air Canada Centre. In order to have success, the Wizards will need to have active hands in the passing lanes to prevent Calderon from finding open cutters and limit the Raptors offense.
  • Tonight's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 6:00pm.
RAPTORS PROBABLE STARTERS
#11 Linas Kleiza
Guard, 6-8, 234 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.6
3.8
1.0
#7 Andrea Bargnani
Forward, 7-0, 256 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.4
5.5
2.0
#34 Aaron Gray
Center, 7-0, 270 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.1
5.6
0.5
#10 DeMar DeRozan
Guard, 6-7, 216 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
3.4
1.9
#8 Jose Calderon
Guard, 6-3 211 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.4
3.2
8.8