Game Preview: Wizards vs. Pistons

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 Maurice Evans
Forward, 6-5, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.1
2.1
0.6
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.3
8.3
2.3
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.1
8.2
0.5
#15 Jordan Crawford
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
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PPG
RPG
APG
11.1
2.6
2.4
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.1
4.5
8.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons. The Pistons currently lead the season series, 2-0.
  • Last game versus Charlotte...The Wizards defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 97-91, on April 3rd in Charlotte...Andray Blatche scored 25 points and grabbed 17 rebounds...Jordan Crawford scored 23 points on 10-of-20 from the field...John Wall scored 18 points and had five assists and five rebounds...JaVale McGee scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds... Maurice Evans added 11 points and six rebounds.
  • Last time versus Detroit….The Wizards fell to the Detroit Pistons, 113-102, on March 6th at the Palace of Auburn Hills...John Wall led the Wizards with 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds...Andray Blatche scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds...Nick Young scored 21 points.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 25.0 points and 14.7 rebounds in his last three games since returning from a 10 game absence due to a right shoulder injury.
  • Blatche became the first Wizard since Antawn Jamison (Jan 13 and 15 of 2009) to post consecutive games of at least 25 points and 17 rebounds.
  • JaVale McGee is averaging 18.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in his last five games.
  • Crawford is averaging 27.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists in his last four games. Crawford is averaging 16.6 points, 3.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 20 games as a Wizard. In 12 starts, Crawford is averaging 21.3 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.
  • The Wizards have grabbed at least 50 rebounds in their last two games. The last time the Wizards had 50 or more rebounds in consecutive games was December 18 and 21 of 2006.
  • The Wizards currently lead the NBA in blocks per game (6.0 bpg) and are ranked third in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game (12.3 orpg).
PISTONS PROBABLE STARTERS
#22 Tayshaun Prince
Forward, 6-9, 215 lbs
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PPG
RPG
APG
14.3
4.3
2.8
#10 Greg Monroe
Forward, 6-11, 250 lbs
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PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
7.3
1.2
#9 Chris Wilcox
Center, 6-10, 235 lbs
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PPG
RPG
APG
6.6
4.5
0.8
#32 Richard Hamilton
Guard, 6-7, 193 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.4
2.2
2.9
#12 Will Bynum
Guard, 6-0, 185 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.9
1.2
3.2