Washington Wizards (7-23) At Utah Jazz (14-14)
Friday, February 17, 2012
-Tonight’s game is the first and only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. The Wizards won last season’s series, 2-0.
-Last game versus LA Clippers...The Washington Wizards fell to the Los Angeles Clippers, 102-84, on February 15th at Staples Center...John Wall tallied 18 points, 12 assists and six rebounds...JaVale McGee scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds...Nick Young scored 14 points...Jordan Crawford added 12 points...Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 15 rebounds.
-JaVale McGee has scored at least 18 points in four consecutive games for the first time in his career. McGee is averaging 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in his last four games.
-John Wall is averaging 20.0 points, 8.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds in his last eight games. Wall is shooting .514 percent from the field during this stretch.
-Wall averaged 21.0 points and 11.0 assists in two games versus Utah last season.
-In the first three games of this current five-game road trip, the Wizards are averaging 102.0 points per game on .489 shooting from the field. The Wizards have held their opponents to 96.0 points per game on .405 shooting from the field.
-Wizards-Jazz connections... Wizards guards Shelvin Mack played two seasons (2008-2010) with Utah forward Gordon Hayward at Butler University, where during the 2009-2010 college season, Mack and Hayward led Butler University to its first National Championship game…Jazz forward Josh Howard was with the Wizards from February 2010 through last …Wizards forward Rashard Lewis and Jazz guard Earl Watson were teammates twice on the Seattle SuperSonics in 2001-2002 and again in 2006-2007.