Game Preview: Wizards vs. Bobcats

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#14 Al Thornton
Forward, 6-8, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.5
3.7
1.3
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.2
7.9
1.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.6
8.4
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.3
2.2
0.6
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.6
3.1
4.9

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the second of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats won the first meeting, 93-85, in Washington on November 12th. The two teams will meet again on January 8th and April 3rd in Charlotte.
  • Last game versus Miami…The Wizards fell to the Miami Heat, 95-94, on December 18th at Verizon Center...Nick Young tied a season-high with 30 points in his first start of the season...Andray Blatche scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds...Kirk Hinrich posted his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 12 assists...Josh Howard scored 13 points in 21:56 minutes of play off of the bench in his season debut...LeBron James led the Heat with 32 points.
  • Last time versus Charlotte...The Wizards were topped by the Charlotte Bobcats, 93-85, on November 12th at Verizon Center...Andray Blatche scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds... John Wall posted his third straight double-double with 13 points and 11 assists...Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points and had eight assists...Yi Jianlian blocked a career-high six shots off of the bench for the Wizards...Gerald Wallace led all scorers with 25 points.
  • Nick Young is averaging 22.9 points per game over his last seven games.
  • Rashard Lewis scored a season-high 22 points at Charlotte on November 6th. Lewis holds career averages of 17.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 17 career games versus the Bobcats.
  • Washington-Charlotte connections…Wizards forward Josh Howard and Charlotte Bobcats Eric Dampier, DeSagana Diop, Matt Carroll were former teammates with the Dallas Mavericks… Bobcats forward Dominic McGuire was drafted by the Wizards 47th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft, McGuire averaged 2.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 190 games with Washington from 2007-10… Head Coach Flip Saunders succeeded Bobcats Head Coach Larry Brown in Detroit in 2005 after Brown left to become the Head Coach of the New York Knicks.
BOCATS PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Dominic McGuire
Forward, 6-9, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
4.1
5.4
0.9
#32 Boris Diaw
Forward, 6-8, 245 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.2
5.2
3.3
#13 Nazr Mohammed
Center, 6-10, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.4
5.2
0.4
#1 Stephen Jackson
Guard, 6-8, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.3
4.3
4.3
#14 D.J. Augustin
Guard, 6-0, 180 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.9
3.4
6.3