Game Preview: Wizards vs. Clippers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 Maurice Evans
Forward, 6-5, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.9
1.7
0.6
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.5
3.3
0.4
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
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
15.5
4.4
8.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers won last season’s series, 2-0. The two teams will meet again on March 23rd in Los Angeles.
  • Last game versus Milwaukee...The Wizards were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks, 95-76, on March 8th at Verizon Center...Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with a career-high 22 points on 9-of-17 from the field...John Wall tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists... JaVale McGee scored nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds...Maurice Evans scored 11 points and grabbed three rebounds...Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 23 points.
  • 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.
  • John Wall is averaging 18.0 points, 8.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds in his last eight games.
  • JaVale McGee is four rebounds shy of 1,000 career rebounds.
  • Josh Howard has averaged 16.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 16 career games versus the Clippers.
  • Washington-LA Clippers connections...Nick Young attended Cleveland HS in Reseda, CA, and played collegiately at USC...Clippers guard Randy Foye appeared in 70 games for the Wizards last season averaged 10.1 points and 3.3 assists per game…Wizards guard John Wall and Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe were starting backcourt mates for the 2009-10 Kentucky Wildcats… Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell played for the Clippers from 2005-08.
CLIPPERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Ryan Gomes
Forward, 6-7, 245 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.1
3.5
1.6
#32 Blake Griffin
Forward, 6-10, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.5
12.4
3.7
#9 DeAndre Jordan
Center, 6-11, 265 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.9
6.9
0.5
#4 Randy Foye
Guard, 6-4, 213 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.8
1.4
2.7
#25 Maurice Williams
Guard, 6-1, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.0
2.6
7.0