Game Preview: Wizards vs. Heat

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#14 Al Thornton
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.4
3.8
1.1
#35 Trevor Booker
Forward, 6-8, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.5
2.6
0.5
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.8
8.4
0.5
#9 Gilbert Arenas
Guard, 6-4, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
3.3
5.6
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.5
3.0
4.6

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat. The Heat took the first meeting, 105-94, in Miami on November 29th. The two teams will meet again on February 25th in Miami and on Marc h 30th at Verizon Center.
  • Last game versus New Jersey…The Wizards fell to the New Jersey Nets, 97-89, on December 16th at The Prudential Center in New Jersey...Nick Young led the Wizards with 22 points off of the bench...Gilbert Arenas scored 19 points and had nine assists...Al Thornton scored 18 points and grabbed four rebounds...Trevor Booker scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his second career start...Kirk Hinrich scored 10 points, dished out six assists and had a season-high tying four steals.
  • Last time versus Miami...The Wizards were topped b y the Miami Heat, 105 -94, on November 29th i n Miami...Andray Blatche scored a season-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds...Gilbert Arenas scored 23 points and had seven assists and five rebounds...JaVale McGee recorded his fifth doubledouble of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds off of the bench...Nick Young added 13 points.
  • The Wizards have three players--Gilbert Arenas-8, Andray Blatche-8, Nick Young-9, with eight games or more with 20 or more points on the season. Washington is tied for second in the NBA in this category along with Miami, Portland and Utah. The Knicks lead the NBA with four players with eight games with 20 or more points on the season.
  • Nick Young is averaging 18.8 points per game over his last six games.
  • Young is ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring average off of the bench at 13.6 ppg.
  • 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
23.9
6.2
7.1
#1 Chris Bosh
Forward, 6-11, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.8
7.9
1.9
#11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Center, 7-3, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
5.7
5.2
0.4
#3 Dwyane Wade
Guard, 6-4, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
23.6
6.5
4.2
#8 Carlos Arroyo
Guard, 6-2, 200 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.9
2.0
2.1