Game Preview: Wizards vs. Thunder

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Josh Howard
Forward, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.9
4.4
1.4
#7 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.6
3.4
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
17.8
2.8
1.2
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.7
4.5
8.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder took the first meeting, 124-117, in double overtime on January 28th in Oklahoma City.
  • Last game versus LA Clippers...The Wizards were defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers, 122-101, on March 12th at Verizon Center...John Wall led Washington with 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds... Jordan Crawford finished with 16 points off of the bench.
  • Last time versus Oklahoma City...The Wizards fell to the Thunder, 124-117 in double overtime, on January 28th in Oklahoma City...The Wizards were led by Nick Young who scored 32 points...Rashard Lewis scored 22 points and had eight rebounds...Trevor Booker scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in his third career start.
  • On January 28th versus Oklahoma City, the Wizards committed eight turnovers in the double overtime contest. The last team to commit eight or fewer turnovers in a double overtime game was also Washington. The Wizards committed six turnovers in a double overtime loss to Chicago on January 15, 2010.
  • Nick Young leads all NBA players in scoring average increase from last season to this season. Young has increased his scoring average by 9.2 points per game from the 09-10 season.
  • John Wall is averaging 18.8 points, 8.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds in his last nine games.
  • JaVale McGee grabbed his 1,000th career rebound versus the Clippers (3/12).
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 15.0 points per game in his last three games.
  • Washington-Oklahoma City connections...Thunder forward Kevin Durant hails from the Washington, DC…Thunder center Nazr Mohammed played for Wizards head coach Flip Saunders in Detroit in 2006- 07 and part of the 2007-08 season before being traded to the Bobcats.
THUNDER PROBABLE STARTERS
#35 Kevin Durant
Forward, 6-9, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
28.0
7.2
2.8
#9 Serge Ibaka
Forward, 6-10, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.4
7.4
0.3
#8 Nazr Mohammed
Center, 6-10, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.4
3.7
0.4
#2 Thabo Sefolosha
Guard, 6-7, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.0
4.7
1.4
#0 Russell Westbrook
Guard, 6-3, 187 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.2
4.7
8.4