Game Preview: Wizards vs. Nuggets

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 Mike MIller
Forward, 6-8, 218 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.8
6.1
3.3
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.4
5.1
1.1
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.1
1.6
0.1
#1 Nick Young
Forward, 6-6, 210 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.6
1.5
0.7
#15 Randy Foye
Guard, 6-4, 213 lbs
2009-10 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.0
1.8
2.8
GAME NOTES
  • Tonight's game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets. The two teams will meet again on March 16th in Denver.
  • Last contest...The Wizards defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-99, on February 17th at Verizon Center... Andray Blatche poured in a career-high 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, this marked Blatche's first ever career performance of 30+ points and 10+ rebounds...Mike Miller scored 17 points and continued his hot shooting from three-point range, as he went a perfect 5-of-5 from beyond the arc...JaVale McGee posted his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds in his first start...Newly acquired Josh Howard added 14 points for Washington.
  • Mike Miller is averaging 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in his last six games. Over this stretch, Miller is shooting .660 percent from the field (35-of-53) and .792 percent from beyond the arc (19- of-24).
  • Miller has currently made 11 straight three-point field goals. Miller is the first player to make 11 straight three-pointers since Cleveland's Delonte West did it last season during a stretch spanning 1/9/09--2/22/09.
  • Miller is two consecutive three-pointers made from tying the NBA's all-time record and Washington's all-time record of consecutive three-pointers made. Former Bullet Brent Price made 13 in a row in January of 1996 with Washington. He shares the NBA record with Terry Mills who also made 13 straight in December of 1996.
  • Randy Foye is averaging 14.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists in seven career games versus Denver.
  • Washington-Denver connections...Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony hails from Baltimore, MD, and attended Towson Catholic High School in Towson, MD and Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA….Nuggets rookie point guard Ty Lawson was born in Clinton, Maryland and attended Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland from 2003-2004… Lawson later transferred to and graduated from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia…Wizards Head Coach Flip Saunders coached Chauncey Billups in Minnesota from 2000-02 and in Detroit from 2005-08 …Nuggets assistant coach and class of 2008 Basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley was born in Washington DC, attended DeMatha High School, and worked two years as a studio analyst during Wizards telecasts before leaving to coach Denver.
  • NUGGETS PROBABLE STARTERS
    #15 Carmelo Anthony
    Forward, 6-8, 230 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    29.5
    6.4
    3.4
    #4 Kenyon Martin
    Forward, 6-9, 230 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    12.4
    9.6
    2.0
    #31 Nene
    Center, 6-11, 250 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    14.0
    7.9
    2.3
    #6 Aaron Afflalo
    Guard, 6-5, 215 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    9.0
    2.7
    1.7
    #1 Chauncey Billups
    Guard, 6-3, 202 lbs
    2009-10 STATS
    PPG
    RPG
    APG
    19.5
    2.9
    6.2