Game Preview: Wizards vs. Raptors

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#14 Al Thornton
Forward, 6-8, 235 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.2
3.4
1.3
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.7
5.4
1.9
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-0, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.1
8.0
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-7, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.9
2.4
1.0
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.6
3.6
8.9

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors. The Wizards won the first meeting, 109-94, on November 16th at Verizon Center. The Raptors won the second match-up, 127-108, on December 1st in Toronto. The two teams will meet again on March 18th in Toronto.
  • Last game...The Wizards fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-97, on January 13th at Target Center...Rashard Lewis led the Wizards with 19 points and five rebounds...Kirk Hinrich scored 18 points off of the bench.
  • Last time 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.
  • John Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in the month of January in scoring (14.5 ppg), assists (10.5 apg) and is tied for the lead in double-doubles with Detroit’s Greg Monroe with four. Wall has had at least nine or month assists in each game during the month of January (six games)
  • Wall is the first Wizard to have at least nine assists in six straight games since Rod Strickland. Strickland had six straight games of nine or more assists in March of 1998.
  • Wall is averaging 19.0 points, 8.0 assists and 2.0 steals in two games versus Toronto this season.
  • Rashard Lewis is four rebounds shy of 5,000 career rebounds.
  • Nick Young is 11-of-18 from three-point range in his last three games.
  • Young is eight field goals shy of 1,000 career field goals made.
  • Kirk Hinrich is averaging 12.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds in seven games off of the bench this season.
RAPTORS PROBABLE STARTERS
#11 Linas Kleiza
Forward, 6-8, 245 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.3
4.7
1.0
#15 Amir Johnson
Forward, 6-9, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.0
6.1
1.2
#7 Andrea Bargnani
Center, 7-0, 250 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.7
5.7
1.8
#10 DeMar DeRozan
Guard, 6-7, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.6
3.4
1.8
#8 Jose Calderon
Guard, 6-3, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.3
2.6
7.9