Game Preview: Wizards vs.Magic

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.9
5.5
1.7
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.9
2.6
0.3
#7 Andray Blatche
Center, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.1
8.2
2.0
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
2.8
1.3
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.7
4.1
9.3

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic. The Magic won the first meeting, 112-83, in Orlando and took the second match-up, 100-99, on November 27th at Verizon Center. The two teams will meet again on February 16th in Orlando.
  • Last time versus Orlando…The Wizards fell to the Orlando Magic, 100-99, on November 27th at Verizon Center...Nick Young posted his fifth game of 20 or more points off of the bench with a season-high 21 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter...Andray Blatche recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Rashard Lewis has averaged 19.9 points and 6.4 rebounds in 16 career games versus Orlando. Lewis’ scoring average against the Magic represents his highest career scoring average against any opponent.
  • Nick Young is averaging 22.7 points per game in his last six games.
  • John Wall is averaging 13.2 points, 10.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds in his last 10 games.
  • The Wizards currently rank fourth in the NBA in steals per game (8.3 spg), fourth in blocks per game (5.9 bpg), and ninth in offensive rebounds per game (11.5 opg).
  • Washington-Orlando connections...Magic guard Gilbert Arenas averaged 25.0 points and 5.7 assists in 357 games for the Wizards from 2003-10…Wizards forward Rashard Lewis averaged 16.3 points, and 5.1 assists in 257 career games with the Magic from 2007-10…Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing played collegiately at Georgetown University and was a Wizards assistant coach in 2003-04…Wizards forward Josh Howard and Magic forward Brandon Bass were teammates with the Dallas Mavericks from 2007-09…Wizards guard John Wall and Magic center Daniel Orton were teammates at Kentucky during the 2009-10 season.
MAGIC PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Hedo Turkoglu
Forward, 6-10, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.4
4.4
3.9
#33 Ryan Anderson
Forward, 6-10, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.7
5.0
0.6
#12 Dwight Howard
Center, 6-11, 275 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.3
13.6
1.2
#23 Jason Richardson
Guard, 6-6, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.8
4.3
1.6
#14 Jameer Nelson
Guard, 6-0, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.5
2.9
6.5