Game Preview: Wizards vs. Suns

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#15 Alonzo Gee
Forward, 6-6, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
2.4
1.5
0.5
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.7
8.1
1.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.6
8.7
0.6
#2 John Wall
Guard, 6-4, 195 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
17.4
3.4
8.4
#12 Kirk Hinrich
Guard, 6-4, 190 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.1
2.7
5.0

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns. The Wizards and Suns will meet again in Washington on January 21st.
  • Last game versus Portland…The Wizards beat the Portland Trail Blazers 83-79, on December 3rd...Andray Blatche led all scorers with 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting from the field...JaVale Mcgee finished with a double-double scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds while also registering five blocks...Gilbert Arenas came off the bench to score 15 points and dish out six assists...Kirk Hinrich and John Wall also finished in double figures scoring 11 and 10 points respectively...Yi Jianlian returned to the court for the first time since November 13th. Yi had been out with a right knee bruise...In his return to the court, Yi recorded three rebounds and two blocks...The 79 points was the Blazers second lowest scoring output of the season. They scored 78 against the Hornets...The Wizards 83 points tied their lowest total of the season. The Wizards scored 83 on opening night against Orlando and on November 17th vs. Boston...The last time the Wizards game up less than 79 points in a game was on March 19th against the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • JaVale McGee is averaging 14.3 points per game over his last eight games. During the stretch McGee has posted three games of 20 or more points.
  • McGee ranks third in offensive rebounds per game (4.0 orpg). McGee is averaging 5.6 offensive rebounds per game over his last nine games.
  • McGee joins Portland’s Marcus Camby and Orlando’s Dwight Howard as the only three players in the NBA who have blocked at least one shot (min-10 games) in every game this season.
  • Injury Report: Washington - Josh Howard is out with a torn ACL. Phoenix - Robin Lopez (sprained MCL and PCL, left knee) is out. Josh Childress (fractured right distal phalanx) is probable.
SUNS PROBABLE STARTERS
#33 Grant Hill
Forward, 6-8, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
14.1
4.6
2.4
#19 Hedo Turkoglu
Forward, 6-10, 220 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.8
4.1
2.3
#8 Channing Frye
Center, 6-11, 245 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
10.9
5.6
1.0
#23 Jason Richardson
Guard, 6-6, 225 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.2
4.6
1.5
#13 Steve Nash
Guard, 6-3, 178 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
18.1
3.5
10.1