Game Preview: Wizards vs. Sixers

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.4
4.8
1.5
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.4
8.1
1.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.2
8.3
0.5
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-6, 210 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.2
2.4
0.8
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
15.8
3.8
8.5

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the third of four meetings between the Washington Wizards and Phildalephia 76ers. The Wizards won the previous two meetings at Verizon Center in overtime, 116-115, on November 2nd and 116-114, on November 23rd. The two teams will meet again on February 23rd in Philadelphia.
  • Last time versus Philadelphia...The Wizards won another overtime thriller over the Philadelphia 76ers, 116-114, on November 23rd at Verizon Center...The Wizards erased a 15-point fourth quarter deficit capped by three clutch free throws by rookie John Wall with 3.5 seconds left to send the game into overtime...Nick Young hit the game winning three-pointer with 7.6 seconds left to seal the victory...The Wizards were led by JaVale McGee who recorded his third straight double-double with a season-high 24 points and a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with four blocks...John Wall scored 25 points all in the second half off of the bench in his return from a four game absence due to a sprained left foot….Nick Young scored 19 points and went 4-of-8 from three-point range...Andray Blatche recorded his third double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds...Andre Iguodala led the way for the 76ers with 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
  • The Wizards have held their opponents to 91.0 points per game in their last eight games. Washington has held seven of their last eight opponents under 100 points.
  • Nick Young has averaged 19.5 points per game, while shooting .539 from the field in two games versus Philadelphia this season. Over his last six games versus the 76ers, Young has averaged 18.6 points per game.
  • John Wall has averaged 27.0 points, 9.5 assists and 5.0 steals per game, while shooting .516 from the field in two games versus Philadelphia this season.
SIXERS PROBABLE STARTERS
#5 Andres Nocioni
Forward, 6-7, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.7
3.7
0.9
#42 Elton Brand
Forward, 6-9, 254 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.9
8.8
1.4
#00 Spencer Hawes
Center, 7-1, 245 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
7.2
5.6
1.5
#20 Jodie Meeks
Guard, 6-4, 208 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.3
1.4
0.8
#11 Jrue Holiday
Guard, 6-4, 180 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.3
3.8
6.5