Washington Wizards (8-28) Vs. Golden State Warriors (14-19)
Monday, March 5, 2012
-Tonight’s game is the only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and Golden State Warriors. The Warriors won last season’s series, 2-0.
-Last game versus Cleveland...The Wizards defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-98, on March 3rd at Verizon Center...The Wizards were led by Jordan Crawford who scored 31 points on 13-of-22 from the field (5-of-11 from three-point range)...John Wall scored 24 points, to go along with five assists and five rebounds...Roger Mason scored 11 points on 4-of-7 from the field...The Cavaliers were led by Antawn Jamison who scored 29 points.
-John Wall is averaging 25.3 points, 8.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds in three games since the All-Star break.
-Jordan Crawford is averaging 16.3 points per game in four starts this season. Crawford is averaging 22.7 points on .510 shooting from the field in three games since the All-Star break.
-Crawford is 32 points shy of 1,000 career points.
-JaVale McGee averaged 16.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in two games versus the Warriors last season. McGee is averaging 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in five career games versus the Warriors. McGee’s career scoring average versus Golden State is his highest against any opponent.
-Last season at Golden State (3/27/11), McGee scored a career high 28 points and grabbed a career-high tying 18 rebounds.
-Andray Blatche is three points shy of 4,000 career points.
-Washington-Warriors connections...Warriors assistant coach Wes Unseld, Jr. spent 13 seasons in the Wizards organization as a scout and assistant coach.…Wizards forward Ronny Turiaf played for the Warriors from 2008-2010…Warriors center Kwame Brown was originally selected by the Wizards as the number one overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft…Brown played seasons with the Wizards while averaging 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game…Wizards forward Ronny Turiaf, along with Anthony Randolph and Kelenna Azubuike were part of the sign and trade deal that brought forward David Lee to the Warriors from the New York Knicks.