Washington Wizards (10-34) At New Jersey Nets (15-32)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
-Wednesday's game is the second of three meetings between the Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets. The Nets won the first meeting, 90-84, on December 26th at Verizon Center...The two teams will meet again on April 6th in New Jersey.
-Last game versus Memphis...The Wizards were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies, 97-92, on March 18 at FedExForum in Memphis...John Wall led the Wizards with 25 points, six assists, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks...Jordan Crawford scored 22 points on 8-of-17 from the field...Kevin Seraphin posted his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds...Rudy Gay led the Grizzlies with 27 points and nine rebounds.
-Last time versus New Jersey...The Wizards fell to the New Jersey Nets, 90-84, on December 26th at Verizon Center...The Wizards had five scorers in double-figures led by Nick Young who scored 16 points in 17:37 minutes of play off of the bench...Jordan Crawford had 15 points on 7-of-12 from the field...John Wall recorded 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists...Andray Blatche posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds...JaVale McGee added 11 points and six rebounds.
-John Wall is averaging 20.5 points, 8.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds, while shooting .491 from the field in 11 games since the All-Star break.
-With 25 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks versus the Grizzlies (3/18), John Wall joined Miami’s LeBron James and Atlanta’s Josh Smith as the only three players to reach these numbers in a game this season. The last Wizard to record these numbers in a game was Chris Webber on January 19, 1996. Webber posted 25 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and three blocks versus New Jersey.
-Kevin Seraphin is averaging 9.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in four starts this season.
-Jordan Crawford is averaging 14.3 points per game in 12 games as a starter this season.
-Wizards-Nets connections...Wizards coach Sam Cassell played for the New Jersey Nets from 1997-1999.....Nets guard Deshawn Stevenson played for the Wizards from 2006-2010...Nets forward Jordan Williams played two years at the University of Maryland from 2009-2011...Nets assistant coach Popeye Jones played for the Washington Wizards from 2000-2002.