Washington Wizards (17-46) Vs. Charlotte Bobcats (7-55)
Monday, April 23, 2012
-Tonight’s game is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats. The Wizards lead the season series, 3-0.
-Last game versus Miami...The Wizards defeated the Miami Heat, 86-84, on April 21st in Miami...John Wall found Nene for the game winning lay-up with 0.5 seconds left to extend Washington’s winning streak to three games...Cartier Martin led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-15 from the field...Kevin Seraphin recorded 17 points and six rebounds...John Wall tallied 13 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and four steals...Nene added 11 points on 5-of-9 from the field.
-Last time versus Charlotte…The Wizards defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 113-85, on April 9th in Charlotte... The Wizards had seven players in double figures, led by Jordan Crawford who scored 20 points in 21:23 minutes of play...Cartier Martin scored 19 points on 7-of-13 from the field (4-of-8 from three-point range)...James Singleton scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds...Roger Mason scored 17 points on 6-of-12 from the field (5-of-9 from three-point range)...Jan Vesely posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds...John Wall dished out 12 assists...Shelvin Mack scored 11 points...Kevin Seraphin added 10 points...Corey Maggette led the Bobcats with 23 points.
-The Wizards joined Memphis and Indiana as the only three teams that have beaten Chicago, Miami, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Lakers at least once this season.
-The Wizards are the only team in the NBA that has defeated the Bulls in Chicago and the Heat in Miami this season.
-The Wizards have won three consecutive games for the first time since April 4-9 of 2008. The last time the Wizards won four straight games was December 9-15 of 2007.
-Kevin Seraphin has scored 10 or more points in 12 consecutive starts at center. The last Washington player to score 10 or more points in 12 consecutive starts at center was Gheorghe Muresan. Muresan scored 10 or more points in 16 consecutive starts during the 1995-96 season. Seraphin has scored 10 or more points in 13 straight games overall.
-John Wall had 13 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and four steals at Miami (4/21). The last Wizard to record these numbers in the same game was John Wall. Wall had 19 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds and six steals versus Houston on November 10, 2010.
-Wizards-Bobcats connections...Bobcats Owner Michael Jordan was the Wizards president of basketball operations from 2000-2001 before deciding to come out of retirement and play for the team from 2001-2003… Wizards guard Jordan Crawford and Bobcats forward Derrick Brown played together at Xavier in 2008-2009.