Game Preview: Wizards vs. Pacers


November 10, 2012 | 7:00 pm | TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM | Gameday Blog | Game Notes | Live Chat

Preview

After falling 101-91 on Friday night vs. Milwaukee, the Wizards hit the road and take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Wiz will be looking for their first win of the season after an 0-4 start.

Similar to the Wizards who will be without John Wall and Nene, the Pacers will be playing tonight without their star as Danny Granger is sidelined with a knee injury. That means the scoring will be coming from other places and the Wizards will need to play solid team defense to shut down the Pacers attack.

For the Wizards, they may need to rely on a more perimeter based attack with the big Roy Hibbert manning the middle for Indiana. Look for A.J. Price to have a big day running the point as he goes back to play his old team and show them what they are missing.

The action kicks off at 7:00 pm on CSN or listen live on 106.7 FM/1500 AM.

Wizards (0-4)

vs.

Pacers (2-4)

88.8
PPG
90.7
41.3
RPG
48.5
23.5
APG
17.3
.408
FG%
.409
.453
OPP FG%
.412
.283
3PT FG%
.285
.742
FT%
.788
17.0
TO
18.2
0-4
Last 10
2-4

Key Matchup

Trevor Booker

vs.

David West

8.0
PPG
17.7
4.0
RPG
9.3
1.0
APG
1.3
.455
FG %
.470

Trevor Booker is often called an energy player who works hard down low, but he can also provide offense with a 15-foot jump shot and left-handed jump-hook in his arsenal. David West is a solid low post threat with a range of moves and leads the Pacers team in scoring. Both these guys like to bang down low and it should be a good matchup to watch throughout the game.

In the below clip, Booker shows his quick hands as he strips West on the low post.

Booker shows his range with an outside jumper and than battles with West on the low block

Pacers Projected Starters


G - George Hill | 6-2 | 190 lbs
PPG: 16.3 | RPG: 4.3 | APG: 5.2


G- Paul George | 6-8 | 215 lbs
PPG: 13.3 | RPG: 8.7 | APG: 3.5


F- Sam Young | 6-6 | 225 lbs
PPG: 2.0 | RPG: 1.8 | APG: 0.3


F- David West | 6-9 | 240 lbs
PPG: 17.7 | RPG: 9.3 | APG: 1.3


C- Roy Hibbert | 7-2 | 280 lbs
PPG: 9.0 | RPG: 7.0 | APG: 1.7

Wizards Projected Starters


G - A.J. Price | 6-2 | 185 lbs
PPG: 10.5 | RPG: 4.3 | APG: 6.5


G- Bradley Beal | 6-5 | 207 lbs
PPG: 12.0 | RPG: 3.0 | APG: 2.3


F- Trevor Ariza | 6-8 | 200 lbs
PPG: 6.5 | RPG: 3.5 | APG: 2.5


F- Trevor Booker | 6-11 | 240 lbs
PPG: 8.0 | RPG: 4.0 | APG: 1.0


C- Emeka Okafor | 6-10 | 255 lbs
PPG: 6.5 | RPG: 5.3 | APG: 0.5

Wizards Injury Report

Out

  • John Wall (knee)
  • Nene (foot)

Pacers Injury
Report

Out

  • Danny Granger (knee)
Day-to-Day
  • Jeff Pendergraph (headache)