Game Preview: Wizards vs. Magic

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Josh Howard
Forward, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.8
3.4
0.9
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
8.1
2.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.2
7.6
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.6
2.8
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.7
4.2
9.1

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic. The Magic lead the season series, 3-0.
  • Last game...The Wizards captured their first win of the season by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 115- 100, on February 13th at Quicken Loans Arena...Nick Young led all scorers with 31 points on 14-of-21 from the field...John Wall recorded his 18th double-double of the season with 19 points and 14 assists...Andray Blatche tallied 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists...Josh Howard scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in his first start of the season...Kirk Hinrich scored 17 points and had five assists off of the bench...Antawn Jamison led the Cavaliers with 21 points.
  • John Wall’s 18 double-doubles on the season are the most by a Wizards rookie since Tom Gugliotta had 37 double-doubles during the 1992-93 season.
  • Washington’s 15 point road victory over the Cavaliers (2/13) was their largest margin of victory on the road since December 2, 2008. The Wizards defeated the Nets in New Jersey, 108-88.
  • In their victory over the Cavaliers, Washington scored a season-high 68 first half points and recorded a season- high 31 assists.
  • The Wizards shot .543 percent from the field in Cleveland. The last time Washington shot at least .543 percent from the field on the road was March 31, 2010 in New Orleans. The Wizards shot .559 percent from the field and defeated the Hornets, 96-91.
  • JaVale McGee is three blocks shy of 300 career blocks.
  • 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.
MAGIC PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Hedo Turkoglu
Forward, 6-10, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.2
4.4
4.0
#33 Ryan Anderson
Forward, 6-10, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.9
5.1
0.6
#12 Dwight Howard
Center, 6-11, 275 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.6
13.9
1.2
#23 Jason Richardson
Guard, 6-6, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
4.2
1.6
#14 Jameer Nelson
Guard, 6-0, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.3
3.0
6.3