Game Preview: Wizards vs.Nuggets

ON AIR /// Gametime: FRI, March 25 at 9:00 pm ET /// TV: CSN HD | Radio: 106.7 The Fan | Listen Live! | Game Notes

WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.3
3.8
0.5
#31 Yi Jianlian
Forward, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.5
3.4
0.4
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.5
7.8
0.5
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.7
2.1
1.9
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.1
4.6
8.7

GAME NOTES

  • Today’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets won the first match-up, 120-108, on January 25th at Verizon Center.
  • Last game versus the Los Angeles Clippers...The Wizards fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 127-119, in double overtime on March 23rd in Los Angeles...John Wall led the Wizards with a career-high 32 points, to go along with 10 assists and five rebounds...Jordan Crawford added 25 points, a career-high 10 assists and five rebounds, which marked his first career double-double.
  • In Washington’s last game versus the Clippers (3/23), John Wall and Jordan Crawford became the first pai of rookie teammates in NBA history to score at least 25 points and record 10 assists in the same game.
  • Wall became the first Wizards rookie to record at least 32 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in a game since Earl Monroe posted the same numbers for the Baltimore Bullets on February 24, 1968.
  • Wall is averaging 18.9 points, 8.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds in 16 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.
  • Wall is averaging 19.1 points, 7.3 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 11 games during the month of March. Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in points, assists and steals during the month.
  • Wall enters tonight’s game with 502 assists on the season and is three steals shy of 100 on the season. With three more steals, Wall will become the first player in franchise history to record 500 assists and 100 steals during their rookie season. The last NBA player to accomplish this was Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets during the 2005-06 season.
  • Jordan Crawford is averaging 16.3 points per game in 11 games during March. Crawford is second to backcourt mate John Wall in scoring among all Eastern Conference rookies during the month. Crawford is averaging 19.7 points, 4.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in six career starts (all with WAS).
NUGGETS PROBABLE STARTERS
#8 Danilo Gallinari
Forward, 6-10, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
4.9
1.6
#4 Kenyon Martin
Forward, 6-9, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.7
6.0
2.5
#31 Nene
Center, 6-11, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.0
7.5
1.9
#21 Wilson Chandler
Guard, 6-8, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
5.8
1.6
#3 Ty Lawson
Guard, 5-11, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.2
2.5
4.5