Game Preview: Wizards vs. Heat

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Josh Howard
Forward, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.5
4.1
1.1
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
7.9
2.2
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.9
7.5
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.5
2.8
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.2
4.3
9.0

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat. The Heat currently lead the season series, 2-0. The Heat won the first meeting, 105-94, on November 29th in Miami. Miami took the second meeting, 95-94, on December 18th in Washington. The two teams will meet again for the final time this season on March 30th in Washington.
  • Last time versus Miami...The Wizards fell to the Miami Heat, 95-94, on December 18th at Verizon Center...Nick Young finished with 30 points in his first start of the season...Andray Blatche scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds...Josh Howard scored 13 points in 21:56 minutes of play off of the bench in his season debut...LeBron James led the Heat with 32 points.
  • John Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in scoring (15.7 ppg) and assists (7.6 apg) during the month of February.
  • Wall has averaged 20.5 points, 9.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game in his last four games.
  • Andray Blatche has averaged 23.0 points, 10.0 rebounds in two games versus Miami this season.
  • JaVale McGee is two blocks shy of 300 career blocks.
  • With 21 points in less than 19 minutes of play off of the bench at Philadelphia (2/23), Trevor Booker became the first rookie to accomplish this feat since Chucky Atkins who scored 21 points in 17 minutes off of the bench for the Orlando Magic on March 28, 2000.
  • Washington-Miami connections...Heat forward Mike Miller averaged 10.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 54 games for Washington during the 2009-10 season...Heat forward Juwan Howard averaged 18.3 points in 464 career games with the Wizards from 1994-2001.
HEAT PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 LeBron James
Forward, 6-8, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
26.2
7.5
7.2
#1 Chris Bosh
Forward, 6-11, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.4
8.1
1.8
#25 Erick Dampier
Center, 6-11, 270 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.1
3.3
0.4
#3 Dwyane Wade
Guard, 6-4, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
25.5
6.9
4.4
#15 Mario Chalmers
Guard, 6-2, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.5
2.2
2.3