Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bucks

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 Maurice Evans
Forward, 6-5, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.8
1.7
0.6
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
8.0
2.4
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
7.6
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.0
2.8
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.6
4.3
8.9

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks. The season series is currently tied at one game apiece. Milwaukee won the first meeting, 100-87, on January 19th in Milwaukee. The Wizards took the second match-up, 100-85, on February 9th at Verizon Center.
  • Last time versus Milwaukee ... 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 reboun1ds and six assists... Cartier Martin scored 15 points and hit a career-high five three-pointers.
  • Nick Young leads all NBA players in scoring average increase from last season to this season. Young has increased his scoring average by 9.4 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.
  • Young is averaging 23.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while shooting .500 from the field in two games versus the Bucks this season.
  • John Wall is averaging 19.5 points, 8.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds in his last 10 games.
  • Blatche has scored 20 or more points in three consecutive games for the first time this season.
  • Washington-Milwaukee connections...Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld was the Bucks General Manager for four years prior to joining the Wizards; a stint that included three playoff berths, a trip to the 2001 Eastern Conference Finals, and the drafting of current Bucks guard Michael Redd with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft.
BUCKS PROBABLE STARTERS
#10 Carlos Delfino
Forward, 6-6, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.8
4.3
2.4
#40 Jon Brockman
Forward, 6-7, 255 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.1
2.8
0.3
#8 Larry Sanders
Center, 6-11, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.3
3.1
0.2
#15 John Salmons
Guard, 6-6, 207 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.7
3.4
3.2
#3 Brandon Jennings
Guard, 6-1, 169 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.7
3.6
4.7