Washington Wizards (12-39) At Toronto Raptors (17-35)
Sunday, April 1, 2012
-Sunday’s game is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors. The Wizards currently lead the season series, 2-1.
-Last game versus Philadelphia 76ers..The Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers, 97-76, on March 30th at Verizon Center…Cartier Martin led the Wizards with a career-high tying 20 points on 8-of-12 from the field...Jordan Crawford scored 17 points and had four rebounds….Nene tallied 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists...Kevin Seraphin scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds...John Wall recorded nine points, six assists, six rebounds and blocked three shots.
-Last time versus Toronto...The Wizards were defeated by the Toronto Raptors, 106-89, on February 3rd in Toronto...Nick Young led all scorers with 21 points...John Wall had 15 points, five rebounds and four assists... Trevor Booker scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds...Jordan Crawford added 11 points.
-The Wizards defeated the 76ers by 21 points (3/30), while making only six free throws. The last time Washington won by 21 or more points while making six or fewer free throws was January 27, 1996. Washington defeated the Vancouver Grizzlies, 102-77, with five free-throws made.
-Crawford is averaging 17.5 points per game in 18 games since the All-Star break. Crawford is averaging 16.4 points per game in 19 starts this season.
-In their last 10 games, the Wizards are holding opponents to 89.3 points per game on .421 percent from the field.
-The Wizards have not allowed an opponent to score 100 points or more in their last eight games. The last time the Wizards held their opponents to under 100 points in eight consecutive games was February 25-March 9 of 2003. The last time Washington held nine straight opponents under 100 points was November 30-December 17 of 2002.
-The Wizards are tied with the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers for the longest current streak of games holding opponents under 100 points (eight games).
-John Wall is currently 10 points shy of 2,000 career points.
-Wizards-Raptors connections...Wizards forward Chris Singleton and Raptors Center Solomon Alabi played together for two seasons (2008-2010) at Florida State University….Wizards guard Roger Mason Jr. spent 23 games with the Raptors during the 2003-04 season…Roger Mason averaged 4.0 points, 1.0 assists, and 1.2 rebounds per game … Raptors forward Ed Davis was born in Washington, DC (6/5/89) and his father, Terry Davis, played for the Wizards from 1997-1999 and was the first player to score a basket at the MCI Center (Verizon Center).