Game Preview: Wizards vs. Suns

ON AIR /// Gametime: MON, February 20th at 9:00 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
3.8
2.9
0.6
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.2
5.3
0.6
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.1
8.8
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.5
2.5
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.9
4.9
7.5

GAME NOTES

  • Monday's game is the first and only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns. The Suns won last season’s series, 2-0.
  • Last game versus Utah...The Washington Wizards fell to the Utah Jazz, 114-100, on February 17th in Utah...John Wall led the Wizards with 24 points, five assists and four rebounds... Jordan Crawford scored 21 points on 7-of-14 from the field...JaVale McGee scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds...Nick Young and Jan Vesely each scored 10 points...Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 34 points.
  • John Wall is averaging 18.6 points, 8.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 10 games during the month of February.
  • Wall averaged 11.5 points, 13.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game in two games versus the Suns last season.
  • Nick Young averaged 22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, while shooting .529 from the field in two games versus the Suns last season.
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 18.0 points and 3.0 assists per game in his last three games.
  • Key Matchup: John Wall vs. Steve Nash - This will be a new school vs. old school match-up as one of the game's most exciting young players in John Wall goes up against one of the game's most exciting older players in Steve Nash. Wall has been very productive for the Wizards on this road-trip (20.0 ppg, 10.3 apg) and they will need him to control the tempo of the game for the Wizards to come away with a win on the road.
  • Monday's game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet + or heard on WJFK The Fan 106.7 at 9:00pm.
SUNS PROBABLE STARTERS
#33 Grant Hill
Forward, 6-8, 225 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.2
3.4
2.0
#8 Channing Frye
Forward, 6-11, 245 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.9
5.5
1.1
#4 Marcin Gortat
Center, 6-11, 240 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.4
10.3
1.0
#3 Jared Dudley
Guard, 6-7, 225 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.2
4.0
1.7
#13 Steve Nash
Guard, 6-3 178 lbs
2011-12 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.5
2.6
10.9