Game Preview: Wizards vs. Knicks

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.6
5.6
1.8
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.3
8.2
1.9
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.1
7.9
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.5
2.8
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.1
3.8
9.2

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third and final meeting between the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks. The Knicks currently lead the season series, 2-0. The Knicks won the first meeting, 112-91, on November 5th in New York and won the second match-up, 101-95, at Verizon Center on December 10th.
  • Last game...The Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics, 85-83, on January 22nd at Verizon Center...John Wall hit a 27 foot three-pointer off of the backboard to give the Wizards their first lead of the game at 84-81 and Washington held on for the win...Rashard Lewis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds...Wall finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists...Mustafa Shakur scored five points and had a team-high five assists in his first NBA game.
  • The Wizards held the Celtics to 27 second half points (1/22). The last time Washington held a team to 27 or fewer second half points was January 9, 2004. The Wizards held the Chicago Bulls to 25 second half points in a, 93-83, win in Washington.
  • Wall’s 277 assists through the first 30 games of his career represents the second most assists in NBA history to begin a career behind Mark Jackson (289 in 1987-88).
  • Wall joins, Phoenix’s Steve Nash, New Orleans’ Chris Paul and Utah’s Deron Williams as the only players who are currently averaging at least 15 points and nine assists this season.
  • Nick Young is averaging 23.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his last seven games.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in two games versus the Knicks this season.
  • Washington-New York connections...Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld was formerly the Knicks’ President and GM from 1991-99....Knicks guard Roger Mason, Jr. spent two seasons with the Wizards (2006-08) and averaged 6.2 points in 142 games.
KNICKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#21 Wilson Chandler
Forward, 6-8, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.9
6.2
1.7
#8 Danilo Gallinari
Forward, 6-10, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.5
4.4
1.7
#Amar'e Stoudemire
Center, 6-10, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
26.0
9.0
2.6
#6 Landry Fields
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.9
7.1
1.8
#2 Raymond Felton
Guard, 6-1, 205 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.5
3.8
8.7