Game Preview: Wizards vs. Spurs

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.7
5.5
1.7
#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
7.7
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.6
2.8
1.3
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.8
4.2
9.0

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs won the first meeting, 94-80, on December 26th in San Antonio.
  • Last game...The Wizards defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 100-85, on February 9th at Verizon Center...Nick Young led all scorers with 26 points on 10-of-19 from the field...JaVale McGee scored 16 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked three shots...John Wall recorded 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists...Cartier Martin scored 15 points and hit a career-high five three-pointers...Andray Blatche scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds... Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 20 points.
  • Last time versus San Antonio…The Wizards were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs, 94-80, on December 26th in San Antonio...Washington was led by Rashard Lewis who posted a double- double with 21 points, and a season-high 12 rebounds in his first start as a Wizard...Kirk Hinrich scored 15 points and dished out seven assists...Hilton Armstrong grabbed a careerhigh 13 rebounds in his second start of the season...Josh Howard and Al Thornton each added 11 points for Washington.
  • Rashard Lewis will appear in his 900th career game tonight.
  • Lewis is averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games versus the Spurs this season.
  • Nick Young is averaging 23.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in his last four games.
  • Young is 30 points shy of 3,000 career points.
  • The Wizards currently rank fourth in the NBA in steals per game (8.2 spg) and third in blocks per game (6.0 bpg).
  • Washington-San Antonio connections...Spurs forward Antonio McDyess played three seasons under Wizards Head Coach Flip Saunders in Detroit…Spurs guard Gary Neal is a native of Baltimore, MD, and played collegiately at Towson University.
SPURS PROBABLE STARTERS
#24 Richard Jefferson
Forward, 6-7, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.3
4.1
1.4
#21 Tim Duncan
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.4
9.2
3.0
#45 DeJuan Blair
Center, 6-7, 270 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.5
7.2
1.1
#20 Manu Ginobili
Guard, 6-6, 205 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.3
3.9
5.0
#9 Tony Parker
Guard, 6-2, 180 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.5
3.1
6.8