Game Preview: Wizards vs. Nets

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.6
4.9
1.6
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.4
8.0
1.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.1
8.2
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.3
2.3
0.8
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
3.7
8.7

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of three meetings between the Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets. The Nets won the first meeting, 97-89, on December 16th in New Jersey.
  • Last time versus New Jersey...The Wizards fell to the New Jersey Nets, 97-89, on December 16th at The Prudential Center in New Jersey...Nick Young led the Wizards with 22 points off of the bench...Gilbert Arenas scored 19 points and had nine assists...Al Thornton scored 18 points and grabbed four rebounds...Trevor Booker scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his second career start...Kirk Hinrich scored 10 points, dished out six assists and had a season-high tying four steals...Devin Harris scored 29 points to lead the Nets.
  • The Wizards have held their last five opponents at Verizon Center to 87.8 points per game.
  • John Wall is averaging 16.0 points and 10.0 assists in his last four games. Wall has recorded double-doubles in three of his last four games.
  • Wall is the first Washington player since Rod Strickland in 1999 to have multiple games with 14 assists in the same season (14 assists-12/7/10 at LAL, 14 assists-1/5/11 at PHI).
  • Rashard Lewis is averaging 15.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his last six games.
  • Nick Young has scored 20 or more points in six straight games at Verizon Center. In 15 home games played this season, Young is averaging 17.3 points per game.
  • 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 (2/28/10) last season.
  • Washington-New Jersey connections...Wizards forward Josh Howard played for Nets Head Coach Avery Johnson in Dallas from 2005-2008.
NETS PROBABLE STARTERS
#21 Travis Outlaw
Forward, 6-9, 207 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.7
4.3
0.9
#14 Derrick Favors
Forward, 6-10, 246 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.4
5.1
0.1
#11 Brook Lopez
Center, 7-0, 265 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.7
6.1
1.2
#26 Stephen Graham
Guard, 6-6, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.0
1.8
0.5
#34 Devin Harris
Guard, 6-3, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.9
2.6
6.9