Game Preview: Wizards vs. Rockets

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, January 16th at 2:00 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
4.9
3.6
0.4
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.0
4.9
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.3
10.1
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.1
2.4
1.3
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.3
4.6
7.1

GAME NOTES

  • Today’s game is the first of two match-ups between the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets.
  • Last game versus Philadelphia...The Wizards fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-90, on Saturday night at Verizon Center...Nick Young led all scorers with a season-high 27 points and also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds...JaVale McGee scored a season-high 23 points, grabbed a career-high tying 18 rebounds and blocked a season-high tying five shots...John Wall recorded 19 points, nine assists and nine rebounds...Lou Williams led the 76ers with 24 points.
  • John Wall recorded his first career triple-double versus the Rockets last season at Verizon Center on November 11, 2010. Wall had 19 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. He also added six steals and joined Magic Johnson as the only two rookies in NBA history to record a triple-double and have six steals in the same game within their first six career games.
  • Wall averaged 16.0 points, 9.5 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in two games versus Houston last season.
  • McGee is currently the only player in the NBA who is averaging at least 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game.
  • The Wizards are 5-1 in their last six MLK Day games since 2006, including a 5-0 home record.
  • The Wizards currently rank 1st in the NBA in blocks per game at 8.0 bpg.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Kyle Lowry - Both Wall and Lowry put up some serious numbers in their previous game (Wall: 19 pts, 9 reb, 9 asst...Lowry: 33 pts, 8 reb, 9 asst) and both will be the focal point of their teams' offense on Monday afternoon at Verizon Center. Wall notched his first career triple-double against Houston last year and the Wizards will looking for a similar performance today. Lowry is having a career-year through his first ten games as he is on pace to set new career highs in almost every offensive category. This should be an intriguing matchup to watch throughout the afternoon.
  • Today's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 2:00pm.
ROCKETS PROBABLE STARTERS
#25 Chanlder Parsons
Forward, 6-9, 200 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.3
5.1
1.0
#4 Luis Scola
Forward, 6-9, 245 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.7
6.1
1.8
#21 Samuel Dalembert
Center, 6-11, 250 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.9
7.3
0.4
#12 Kevin Martin
Guard, 6-7, 185 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
2.9
2.8
#7 Kyle Lowry
Guard, 6-0, 205 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.8
6.9
9.3