Game Preview: Wizards vs. Trail Blazers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Alonzo Gee
Forward, 6-6, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.3
1.7
0.4
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.6
8.0
1.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.4
8.6
0.6
#9 Gilbert Arenas
Guard, 6-4, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
3.9
5.1
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.1
2.6
5.0

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers. The two teams split the season series last season at one game apiece. The Wizards and Trail Blazers will meet again in Portland on March 22nd.
  • Last game versus Toronto…The Wizards fell to the Toronto Raptors, 127-108, on December 1st...JaVale McGee led all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-12 from the field...John Wall returned after a two game absence and scored 19 points and had eight assists... Andray Blatche scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds...Kirk Hinrich added 15 points and had five assists...The Raptors’ 127 points represents a season-high by a Wizards opponent...Toronto was led by DeMar DeRozan who scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds...
  • JaVale McGee is averaging 14.4 points per game over his last seven games. During the stretch McGee has posted three games of 20 or more points.
  • McGee ranks fourth in the NBA in offensive rebounds (67) and fourth in offensive rebounds per game (3.9 orpg). McGee is averaging 5.6 offensive rebounds per game over his last eight games.
  • McGee joins Portland’s Marcus Camby and Orlando’s Dwight Howard as the only three players in the NBA who have blocked at least one shot (min-10 games) in every game this season.
  • Kirk Hinrich is averaging 14.0 points, 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 12 career games versus Portland.
  • Washington joins Milwaukee as the only two teams in the NBA that have seven players (min-10 games) who average 10 or more points per game. Washington-Portland connections... Trail Blazers assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff was the Washington Bullets/Wizards Head Coach for the final 35 games of the 1996-97 season through the first 32 games of the 1998-99 season.
TRAIL BLAZERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#2 Wesley Matthews
Forward, 6-5, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.8
2.8
1.2
#12 LaMarcus Aldridge
Forward, 6-11, 246 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.3
8.2
2.3
#23 Marcus Camby
Center, 6-11, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.1
10.7
1.9
#7 Brandon Roy
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.3
3.2
2.6
#24 Andre Miller
Guard, 6-2, 200 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.2
3.2
7.4