Game Preview: Wizards vs. Lakers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#14 Al Thornton
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.9
3.9
1.2
#31 Yi Jianlian
Forward, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.1
3.7
0.7
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.0
8.5
0.5
#9 Gilbert Arenas
Guard, 6-4, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.5
5.2
3.4
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.7
2.9
4.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers won the first meeting, 115-108, on December 7th in Los Angeles.
  • Last game versus New York…The Wizards lost to the New York Knicks, 101-95, on December 10th at Verizon Center...Gilbert Arenas led the Wizards with 20 points on 9-of-18 from the field...Nick Young scored 17 points an grabbed four rebounds...Andray Blatche returned from a two game absence to score 16 points and pull down five rebounds...JaVale posted his seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds...Amar’e Stoudemire led the Knicks with 36 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Nick Young is averaging 18.3 points while shooting .542 percent from the field in six career games versus the Lakers.
  • Gilbert Arenas has averaged 25.3 points, 6.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 80 career games during the month of December. The 25.3 points per game in December represents Arenas’ highest scoring average during any month in his career.
  • Andray Blatche is averaging 20.4 points in his last five games.
  • Washington-Los Angeles Lakers connections...Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was raised in Los Angeles and starred at Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA...Wizards guard Nick Young attended Cleveland HS in Reseda, CA, and played collegiately at USC…Arenas set a franchise single-game scoring record with 60 points at LA on December 17, 2006…Lakers forward Luke Walton and Gilbert Arenas were collegiate teammates at the University of Arizona… Lakers guard Steve Blake was drafted by the Wizards in the second round (38th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft, and averaged 5.4 points per game in 119 games for the Wizards from 2003-05….Blake started at point guard for the 2002 National Champion Maryland Terrapins.
LAKERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Ron Artest
Forward, 6-7, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.5
3.3
1.9
#7 Lamar Odom
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.8
9.8
3.3
#16 Pau Gasol
Center, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
19.6
11.4
4.2
#24 Kobe Bryant
Guard, 6-6, 205 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
26.7
5.3
4.7
#2 Derek Fisher
Guard, 6-1, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.6
2.2
2.7