Game Preview: Wizards vs. Heat

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Alonzo Gee
Forward, 6-6, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
3.3
3.0
1.0
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
8.1
2.0
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.7
8.6
0.6
#9 Gilbert Arenas
Guard, 6-4, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.7
3.9
5.2
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Forward, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.3
2.7
5.1

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat. The Heat took the season series last season, 3-1.
  • Last game versus Orlando…The Wizards fell to the Orlando Magic, 100-99 on November 27th at Verizon Center...Gilbert Arenas led Washington with a season-high 31 points...Nick Young posted his fifth game of 20 or more points off of the bench with a season- high 21 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter...Andray Blatche recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds...Dwight Howard led the way for Orlando with 32 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Nick Young leads the NBA with five games of 20 or more points off of the bench this season.
  • Young is averaging career highs in points (11.8) and field goal percentage (.500).
  • McGee is averaging 14.0 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game in his last five games.
  • Gilbert Arenas is averaging 21.6 points and 5.4 assists in 20 career games versus Miami.
  • Arenas is averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds in seven games as a starter this season.
  • Andray Blatche averaged 12.5 points and 9.3 rebounds versus the Heat last season. Blatche posted two double-doubles in four games against Miami last season.
  • Injury Report: Josh Howard (Torn ACL) and Yi JIanlian (Right Knee Bruise) are out. Al Thornton (Left Ankle Sprain) is doubtful. John Wall (right knee bruise) is questionable.
  • Washington-Miami connections...Heat forward Mike Miller averaged 10.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 54 games for Washington during the 2009-10 season...Heat forward Juwan Howard averaged 18.3 points in 464 career games with the Wizards from 1994-2001.
HEAT PROBABLE STARTERS
#6 LeBron James
Forward, 6-8, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
23.4
5.6
7.9
#1 Chris Bosh
Forward, 6-11, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.9
7.3
1.8
#11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Center, 7-3, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.3
5.1
0.4
#3 Dwyane Wade
Guard, 6-4, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.3
5.9
4.1
#8 Carlos Arroyo
Guard, 6-2, 200 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.5
2.0
1.8