Game Preview: Wizards vs. Pacers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.3
4.6
1.3
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.8
7.9
1.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
8.3
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.8
2.1
0.6
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.6
3.3
5.1

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of a home and home set between the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. The two teams will meet on New Year’s Eve in Indiana. The Pacers won last season’s series, 3-1.
  • Last game versus Houston...The Wizards were defeated by the Houston Rockets, 100-93, on December 27th in Houston...Andray Blatche posted his sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds...Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds...Nick Young scored 18 points...Rashard Lewis scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had five assists... John Wall tallied 13 points, six assists and five rebounds off of the bench in 27:09 minutes off play off of the bench for the Wizards...Kevin Martin led Houston with 20 points.
  • Nick Young is averaging 20.6 points per game in his last six games.
  • Young joins Boston’s Glen Davis and Los Angeles’ Lamar Odom as the only three players in the NBA who have increased their scoring averaging by at least five points and field goal percentage by at least five percentage points from the 2009-10 season. 09-10 10-11
  • Kirk Hinrich is averaging 16.8 points, 7.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds in his last five games.
  • Rashard Lewis scored 21 points on 8-of-11 from the field (5-of-7 from 3-pt range) as a member of the Magic in Indiana (11/20). Lewis has averaged 16.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in 27 career games versus the Pacers.
  • Washington-Indiana connections... Pacers center Roy Hibbert attended DC’s Georgetown University… Pacers assistant coach Frank Vogel spent the 2006-07 season as an advance scout for the Wizards…Wizards assistant coach Randy Wittman is a native of Indianapolis and attended Indiana University and was a member of the Hoosiers 1981 National Championship team.
PACERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#33 Danny Granger
Forward, 6-9, 228 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.3
5.4
2.6
#32 Josh McRoberts
Forward, 6-10, 240 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
6.4
5.4
2.2
#55 Roy Hibbert
Center, 7-2, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.8
8.3
2.7
#17 Mike Dunleavy
Guard, 6-9, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.0
5.3
2.0
#2 Darren Collison
Guard, 6-0, 170 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
13.0
2.9
4.1