Game Preview: Wizards vs. Trail Blazers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.1
3.8
0.5
#31 Yi Jianlian
Forward, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.2
3.3
0.4
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.3
7.8
0.5
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.0
1.9
1.5
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
4.6
8.7

GAME NOTES

  • Today’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers. The Wizards won the first meeting, 83-79, on December 3rd at Verizon Center.
  • Last game versus New Jersey...The Wizards overcame a 14-point second half deficit to defeat the New Jersey Nets, 98-92, on March 20th at Verizon Center...John Wall led the way with 26 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals...Jordan Crawford scored 21 points, which marked his third consecutive game of 20 or more points.
  • Last time versus Portland…The Wizards snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers, 83-79, on December 3rd at Verizon Center...Andray Blatche scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds...JaVale McGee posted his sixth double-double of the season with 13 points, 10 rebounds and also added five blocks.
  • John Wall is averaging 18.7 points, 8.0 assists and 5.9 rebounds in 14 games since the All-Star Break. Wall averaged 15.0 points, 8.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 42 games prior to the All-Star Break.
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 20.5 points per game in his last six games.
  • Wall and Crawford became the first two starting rookie guards in Washington franchise history to both score 20 or more points in consecutive games (Wall, 21 pts-3/18 @ TOR, 26 pts-3/20 vs. NJN, Crawford, 25 pts-3/18 @ TOR, 21 pts-3/20 vs. NJN). The last starting rookie back-court to accomplish this was Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas of the Golden State Warriors. The duo each scored 20 or more points in consecutive games on April 2nd and 5th of 2002.
  • JaVale McGee is averaging 12.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game in his last five games.
  • Maurice Evans is averaging 15.0 points and 4.0 rebounds, while shooting .611 (11-of-18) from the field off of the bench in his last two games.
TRAIL BLAZERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#88 Nicolas Batum
Forward, 6-8, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.0
4.5
1.6
#3 Gerald Wallace
Forward, 6-8, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.0
8.1
2.4
#12 LaMarcus Aldridge
Center, 6-11, 246 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
22.2
8.7
2.1
#2 Wesley Matthews
Guard, 6-5, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.2
3.2
2.1
#24 Andre Miller
Guard, 6-2, 200 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.8
3.8
7.1