Game Preview: Wizards vs. Timberwolves

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WIZARDS
PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Josh Howard
Forward, 6-7, 210 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.9
4.3
1.3
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.0
8.0
2.3
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.9
7.7
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.9
2.8
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs

2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.4
4.2
8.9

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards
    and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves won the first meeting, 109-97, on January 13th
    in Minnesota.
  • Last time versus Minnesota... The Wizards fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-97, on January
    13th at Target Center...Rashard Lewis led the Wizards with 19 points and five rebounds...Kirk
    Hinrich scored 18 points off of the bench...John Wall recorded his 11th double-double of the season
    with 14 points and 10 assists...Nick Young scored 15 points...Al Thornton added 14 points on
    6-of-9 from the field...Kevin Love led the Timberwolves with 35 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Nick Young leads all NBA players in scoring average increase from last season to this season.
    Young has increased his scoring average by 9.3 points per game from the 09-10 season.
  • Young’s eight 30 point games this season are tied with Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Orlando’s
    Dwight Howard and Houston’s Kevin Martin for the second largest increase in 30-point games from
    last season to this season. Minnesota’s Kevin Love leads all players in this category with nine.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 17.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his last six games.
  • Wizards Head Coach Flip Saunders coached the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1995-2005,
    Saunders has the most wins in Minnesota history accumulating an overall record of 411-326
    (.558)...Saunders played collegiately at the University of Minnesota…Wizards assistant coach
    Randy Wittman coached the Timberwolves as an assistant from 1994-99 and was promoted to
    head coach in 2007… Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell played for the Timberwolves from
    2003-05…Wizards assistant coach Don Zierden was a former Timberwolves assistant and was
    head coach of the WNBA Minnesota Lynx from 2007-09...Wizards forward Maurice Evans appeared
    in 10 games for the Timberwolves during the 2001-02 season.

TIMBERWOLVES PROBABLE STARTERS
#8 Michael Beasley
Forward, 6-9, 230 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.3
5.5
2.2
#42 Kevin Love
Forward, 6-10, 260 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
20.9
15.5
2.5
#14 Nikola Pekovic
Center, 6-11, 290 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.0
3.1
0.4
#4 Wes Johnson
Guard, 6-7, 215 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.3
3.0
2.0
#13 Luke Ridnour
Guard, 6-2, 175 lbs

2010-11
STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.9
2.6
5.3