Washington Wizards (9-32) At New Orleans Hornets (10-33)
Thursday, March 15, 2012
-Tonight’s game marks the only meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets won last season’s series, 2-0.
-Last game versus Dallas...The Wizards were defeated by the Dallas Mavericks, 107-98, on March 13th at American Airlines Center...Trevor Booker led the Wizards with 20 points and 12 rebounds...John Wall scored 18 points and had 10 assists…Nick Young and Jordan Crawford each scored 15 points...JaVale McGee posted 12 points and five rebounds... Andray Blatche added 11 points...Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 27 points.
-Wall is averaging 19.4 points, 8.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in eight games since the All-Star break.
-Wall is five assists shy of 900 career assists.
-Trevor Booker is averaging 13.5 points, 9.5 rebounds in eight games since the All-Star break.
-Nick Young averaged 27.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games versus the Hornets last season.
-Wizards-Hornets connections...Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez played collegiately at the University of Maryland from 2006-10…Hornets assistant coach Randy Ayers spent two seasons (2007-09) as an assistant coach with the Wizards …Hornets assistant general manager Tim Connelly spent the last 10 years in the Wizards organization, most recently serving as Director of Player Personnel…As general manager of the New York Knicks, Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld drafted current Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams in the first round (24th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft…Hornets guard Jarrett Jack was born in Fort Washington, MD.