Game Preview: Wizards vs. Jazz

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.7
5.3
1.9
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.1
8.3
1.7
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.1
8.1
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
2.5
1.1
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.3
3.6
8.9

GAME NOTES

  • Today’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. Utah won last season’s series, 2-0. The two teams will meet again on March 28th in Utah.
  • Last game...The Wizards defeated the Toronto Raptors, 98-95, on January 15th at Verizon Center... Nick Young scored a game-high 29 points, which included 18 points in the third quarter... Andray Blatche scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds...JaVale McGee scored 10 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked six shots...Rashard Lewis scored 13 points...Yi Jianlian added 10 points on 5-of-5 from the field...Andrea Bargnani scored a team-high 25 points for Toronto.
  • John Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in the month of January in scoring (13.6 ppg), assists (10.3 apg) and is tied for the lead in double-doubles with Detroit’s Greg Monroe with four. Wall has had at least nine or more assists in each game during the month of January (seven games). Wall is also the only Eastern Conference rookie currently averaging a double-double in the month of January.
  • Wall is the first Wizard to have at least nine assists in seven straight games since Rod Strickland. Strickland had a streak of 17 straight games of nine or more assists from January 21-Febuary 28 of 1998.
  • With two blocks in today’s game, JaVale McGee will reach 100 blocks in his first 38 games of the season. The last Washington player to reach 100 blocks in 38 games or less was Pervis Ellison who accomplished this during the 1991-92 season. McGee currently leads the NBA in total blocks with 98.
  • Rashard Lewis is one rebound shy of 5,000 career rebounds.
  • Nick Young is averaging 29.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his last three games. Young is averaging 20.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14 starts this season.
  • Young is 13-of-25 (.520) from three-point range in his last four games.
JAZZ PROBABLE STARTERS
#47 Andrei Kirilenko
Forward, 6-9, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.3
5.1
2.9
#24 Paul Millsap
Forward, 6-8, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.6
8.0
2.3
#25 Al Jefferson
Center, 6-10, 265 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.6
8.8
1.7
#19 Raja Bell
Guard, 6-5, 206 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.7
2.6
1.6
#8 Deron Williams
Guard, 6-3, 207 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.0
3.7
9.4