Game Preview: Wizards vs. Cavaliers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.8
7.9
2.3
#31 Yi Jianlian
Forward, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.5
3.6
0.4
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.8
8.2
0.5
#6 Maurice Evans
Guard, 6-5, 220 lbs
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PPG
RPG
APG
6.0
2.1
0.6
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.4
2.3
2.2

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers. The season series is currently tied at one game apiece. The two teams will meet again on April 13th in Cleveland.
  • Last game versus Miami...The Wizards were defeated by the Miami Heat, 123-107, on March 30th at Verizon Center...Jordan Crawford led all scorers with a career-high 39 points on 12-of-24 from the field (5-of-8 from three-point range)...Maurice Evans scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds... Othyus Jeffers scored a career-high 15 points...Andray Blatche scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds...JaVale McGee added 12 points, five rebounds and four blocks.
  • Last time versus Cleveland….The Wizards captured their first road win of the season by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 115-100, on February 13th at Quicken Loans Arena...Nick Young led all scorers with 31 points on 14-of-21 from the field...John Wall recorded his 18th double-double of the season with 19 points and 14 assists...Andray Blatche tallied 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists...Josh Howard scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in his first start of the season...Antawn Jamison led the Cavaliers with 21 points.
  • McGee averaged 13.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game, while shooting .570 from the field in 15 games during the month of March. These averages represent McGee’s highs for any month this season.
  • In the Wizards last game against Miami (3/30), Jordan Crawford became the first Washington rookie to score 39 points in a game since Tom Gugliotta scored 39 points on November 21, 1992 vs. Utah.
  • Crawford averaged 18.2 points and 3.7 assists per game in 15 games during March. Crawford led all Eastern Conference rookies in scoring during the month Crawford is averaging 21.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 10 career starts (all with WAS).
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 16.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games versus Cleveland this season.
CAVALIERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#33 Alonzo Gee
Forward, 6-6, 219 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.0
3.0
0.6
#21 J.J. Hickson
Forward, 6-9, 242 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.2
8.3
1.1
#5 Ryan Hollins
Center, 7-0, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.7
2.5
0.3
#18 Anthony Parker
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.7
3.1
3.0
#85 Baron Davis
Guard, 6-3, 212 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.0
2.8
6.7