Game Preview: Wizards vs. Timberwolves

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WIZARDS PROBABLE STARTERS
#9 Rashard Lewis
Forward, 6-10, 230 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
12.5
5.4
1.9
#7 Andray Blatche
Forward, 6-11, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
16.1
8.2
1.8
#34 JaVale McGee
Center, 7-1, 252 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.2
8.1
0.4
#1 Nick Young
Guard, 6-6, 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
15.7
3.6
8.8

GAME NOTES

  • Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves. The two teams spilt last season’s series at one game apiece. The Wizards and Timberwolves will meet again on March 5th in Washington.
  • Last game...The Wizards defeated the Sacramento Kings, 136-133, in overtime on January 11th at Verizon Center...Nick Young scored a career-high 43 points on a career-high 14 field goals made and a career-high seven three-pointers...Young sparked a 40 point third quarter by the Wizards, with 18 points, which included a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point range...John Wall scored 22 points, dished out nine assists and grabbed six rebounds...Andray Blatche scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds... Rashard Lewis scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had six assists...JaVale McGee recorded his tenth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds..
  • Nick Young’s 43 points versus SAC (1/11) represents the most points scored by a Wizard since Gilbert Arenas scored 45 points at Golden State on December 18, 2009.
  • John Wall leads all Eastern Conference rookies in the month of January in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (10.6 apg) and is tied for the lead in double-doubles with Detroit’s Greg Monroe with three.
  • Rashard Lewis recorded his 1,000th career steal versus Sacramento (1/11).
  • The 136 points scored by the Wizards in the win over Sacramento marks the most points Washington has scored in a game since December 22, 2006. The Wizards defeated 144-139 in overtime in Phoenix.
  • The Wizards posted season-highs versus Sacramento in total points (136), points in any quarter (40), rebounds (55) and tied a season-high in assists (28).
TIMBERWOLVES PROBABLE STARTERS
#4 Wes Johnson
Forward, 6-7, 215 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
9.1
2.9
2.1
#42 Kevin Love
Forward, 6-10, 260 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
21.1
15.8
2.4
#31 Darko Milicic
Center, 7-0, 275 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.9
5.2
1.8
#22 Corey Brewer
Guard, 6-9, 188 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
8.4
2.9
1.4
#13 Luke Ridnour
Guard, 6-2, 175 lbs
2010-11 STATS
PPG
RPG
APG
11.3
2.6
5.7