Game Preview: Wizards vs. Mavericks

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.0
5.5
1.8
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.0
2.6
0.3
#7 Andray Blatche
Center, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.0
8.0
2.0
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.0
2.7
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.0
4.0
9.3

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks. The two teams will meet again on February 26th in Washington. The two teams split last season’s series at one game apiece.
  • John Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in the month of January in scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (10.5 apg) and in double-doubles with nine. Wall has had at least nine or more assists in 13 of 15 games during the month. Wall is also the only Eastern Conference rookie currently averaging a double-double in the month of January.
  • Wall joins New Orleans’ Chris Paul as the only players in the NBA who are currently averaging at least 15 points, nine assists and four rebounds this season.
  • Wall is the first rookie guard to have 16 double-doubles in a season since Chris Paul had 21 double-doubles for the Hornets in 2005.
  • Trevor Booker is averaging 12.0 points and 9.5 rebounds, while shooting .586 from the field in four starts this season.
  • Washington-Dallas connections...Wizards forward Josh Howard averaged 15.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in 431 games with the Mavericks after being selected in the first round (29th pick) of the 2003 Draft…Mavericks forward Caron Butler spent four-and-a-half seasons with Washington (2005-2010) and averaged 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 310 games… Mavericks center Brendan Haywood spent eight-and-a-half seasons with the Wizards (2001- 2010) and averaged 7.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 579 games…Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson spent three-and-a-half seasons with the Wizards, compiling averages of 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 236 games…Sam Cassell played in 16 games for the Mavericks during the 1996-97 season.
MAVERICKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#0 Shawn Marion
Forward, 6-7, 228 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.4
6.3
1.1
#41 Dirk Nowitzki
Forward, 7-0, 245 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
23.0
6.9
2.5
#6 Tyson Chandler
Center, 7-1, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.9
9.0
0.4
#92 DeShawn Stevenson
Guard, 6-5, 218 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.9
1.5
1.4
#2 Jason Kidd
Guard, 6-4, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.0
4.6
8.3