Game Preview: Wizards vs. Pacers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Josh Howard
Forward, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.2
3.8
0.9
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.8
8.1
2.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.1
7.5
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
15.0
4.2
8.9

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. The season series is currently tied at one game apiece. The Wizards won the first match-up, 104-90, on December 29th at Verizon Center. The Pacers took the second meeting, 95-86, on December 31st in Indiana. The two teams will meet for a final time on April 6th in Indiana.
  • Last time versus Indiana…The Wizards were defeated by the Indiana Pacers, 95-86, on December 31st in Indiana...John Wall led all scorers with 25 points on 10-of-15 from the field...Rashard Lewis scored 15 points and added six rebounds and five assists...Andray Blatche scored eight points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds...Al Thornton added 10 points off of the bench for Washington...Danny Granger led Indiana with 18 points.
  • John Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in scoring (15.0 ppg) and assists (6.6 apg) during the month of February.
  • Wall has averaged 17.4 points, 6.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds in his five games.
  • Wall is averaging 17.5 points, 8.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in two games versus Indiana this season.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 15.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in two games versus Indiana this season.
  • JaVale McGee is three blocks shy of 300 career blocks.
  • Washington-Indiana connections...Pacers center Roy Hibbert attended DC’s Georgetown University… Pacers interim head coach Frank Vogel spent the 2006-07 season as an advance scout for the Wizards…Wizards assistant coach Randy Wittman is a native of Indianapolis and attended Indiana University and was a member of the Hoosiers 1981 National Championship team.
INDIANA PROBABLE STARTERS
#33 Danny Granger
Forward, 6-9, 228 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.1
5.5
2.7
#32 Josh McRoberts
Forward, 6-10, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.3
5.6
2.2
#55 Roy Hibbert
Center, 7-2, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.2
7.8
2.2
#17 Mike Dunleavy
Guard, 6-9, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.2
4.8
1.8
#2 Darren Collison
Guard, 6-0, 170 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.6
3.0
5.1