Game Preview: Wizards vs. Nets

ON AIR /// Gametime: THU, December 16 at 7:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN HD | Radio: 106.7 The Fan | Listen Live! | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#14 Al Thornton
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
3.8
1.2
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.2
2.3
0.5
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.1
8.5
0.5
#9 Gilbert Arenas
Guard, 6-4, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.2
3.4
5.4
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.6
3.0
4.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of three meetings between the Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets. The Wizards won the season series last season, 4-0. The two teams will meet again on January 7th and March 20th in Washington.
  • The Wizards have won five straight against the Nets, including four straight victories in New Jersey. Washington’s current five game winning streak against New Jersey is tied for the longest current winning streak (five straight over Philadelphia) for the Wizards against any opponent. The Wizards four straight road victories over New Jersey is the longest current road winning streak for Washington over any opponent.
  • The Wizards have three players (Gilbert Arenas, Andray Blatche, Nick Young) with eight games with 20 or more points on the season. Washington is tied for second in the NBA in this category along with Miami, Portland and Utah. The Knicks lead the NBA with four players with eight games with 20 or more points on the season.
  • Andray Blatche averaged 25.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in four games versus the Nets last season. Blatche scored a career-high 36 points and grabbed 15 rebounds at New Jersey (2/28) last season.
  • Nick Young is averaging 18.2 points per game over his last five games.
  • Washington-New Jersey connections…Wizards forward Josh Howard played for Nets Head Coach Avery Johnson in Dallas from 2005-2008…Wizards forward Yi Jianlian was acquired from the Nets on June 29, 2010 in exchange for guard/forward Quinton Ross...Nets assistant coach Sam Mitchell played for Wizards head coach Flip Saunders in Minnesota for seven season (1995- 02)…Nets guard Devin Harris was drafted by the Washington Wizards in the 2004 NBA draft and his rights were traded to Dallas in exchange for former Wizard Antawn Jamison.
NETS PROBABLE STARTERS
#13 Quinton Ross
Forward, 6-6, 193 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
0.8
0.6
0.3
#43 Kris Humphries
Forward, 6-9, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.7
8.8
1.0
#11 Brook Lopez
Center, 7-0, 265 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.2
6.3
1.2
#2 Jordan Farmar
Guard, 6-2, 180 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.3
2.4
4.3
#34 Devin Harris
Guard, 6-3, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
2.6
6.7