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    <font color="purple">Utah Jazz (24-13)</font> vs. <font color="blue">Washington Wizards(20-16)</font>
    Date: January 15th, 2007
    Time: 1:00 P.M. Eastern
    TV: CSN and FSN
    Place: Verizon Center</div>

    [div=50%]<div align="center"><font color="blue"><font size="3">Wizards Starting Lineup</font></font>

    <font size="1">(G. Arenas, D. Stevenson, C. Butler, A. Jamison, B. Haywood)</font></div>

    <font color="blue">2006-07 Wizards Stats</font>
    Leading Scorer: Gilbert Arenas - 29.7 PPG
    Leading Rebounder: Antawn Jamison - 8.3 RPG
    Leading Assist Man: Gilbert Arenas - 6.3 APG

    Points Per Game: 107.2
    Field Goal Percentage: 45.9%
    3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 37.0%
    Rebounds Per Game: 40.9
    Assists Per Game: 19.9

    <font size="3">Backcourt</font>

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/gilbert_arenas.jpg[/imgl]<font color="blue">Gilbert Arenas</font>
    PPG: 29.7, RPG: 4.3, APG: 6.3

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/deshawn_stevenson.jpg[/imgl]<font color="blue">Deshawn Stevenson </font>
    PPG: 9.9, RPG: 2.6 APG: 2.4

    <font size="3">Frontcourt</font>
    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/caron_butler.jpg[/imgl]<font color="blue">Caron Butler</font>
    PPG: 20.8, RPG: 8.2, APG: 3.8

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/antawn_jamison.jpg[/imgl]<font color="blue">Antawn Jamison</font>
    PPG: 19.0, RPG: 8.3, APG: 1.7

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/brendan_haywood.jpg[/imgl]<font color="blue">Brendan Haywood</font>
    PPG: 6.6, RPG: 6.6, APG: 0.5[/div]<font size="3"><div align="center"><font color="purple">Jazz Starting Lineups</font></div></font>

    <div align="center">[​IMG][​IMG]
    <font size="1">(D. Williams, G. Giricek, A. Kirilenko, C. Boozer, M. Okur)</font></div>

    <font color="purple">2006-07 Jazz Stats</font>
    Leading Scorer: Carlos Boozer - 22.2 PPG
    Leading Rebounder: Carlos Boozer - 11.8 RPG
    Leading Assist Man: Deron Williams - 8.6 APG
    Points Per Game: 101.4
    Field Goal Percentage: 47.4%
    3-Point Field Goal Percentage: 33.1%
    Rebounds Per Game: 42.6
    Assists Per Game: 24.4

    <font size="3">Backcourt</font>

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/deron_williams.jpg[/imgl]<font color="purple">Deron Williams</font>
    PPG: 16.8, RPG: 3.5, APG: 8.6

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/gordan_giricek.jpg[/imgl]<font color="purple">Gordan Giricek</font>
    PPG: 5.7 RPG: 1.7, APG: 1.3

    <font size="3">Frontcourt</font>
    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andrei_kirilenko.jpg[/imgl]<font color="purple">Andrei Kirilenko</font>
    PPG: 9.2, RPG: 5.2, APG: 3.6

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/carlos_boozer.jpg[/imgl]<font color="purple">Carlos Boozer</font>
    PPG: 22.2, RPG: 11.8, APG: 3.1

    [imgl]http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/mehmet_okur.jpg[/imgl]<font color="purple">Mehmet Okur</font>
    PPG: 16.0, RPG: 7.3, APG: 2.0

    <div align="center"><font size="3"><u>Keys To The Game</u></font><ul></div>[*]<font color="purple">Hold The Big Three</font> ? If the Jazz can the big three to shoot at a poor percentage and hold them to under 50 points, there's no question that Utah can easily take this game. Washington's bench hasn't been contributing much scoring, so Utah must take advantage of Arenas' recent slump.[*]<font color="purple">Take Care Of The Ball</font> ? The Wizards will beat you in terms of hustling and fastbreak points and as Utah stands as one of the top teams in turning the ball over with 16.5 turnovers per game, while the Wizards are third in steals. They cannot let the Wizards create easy buckets and [*]<font color="purple">Pound The Ball Inside</font> ? With a frontcourt like Okur, Boozer and Kirilenko, it's almost a must to go inside on a weakling like Jamison, with an exception that the Wizards are the worst team in defending the 3 point. That big three will also need to crash the boards and take advantage, while slowing the game down and doing so will win the game for Utah.[*]<font color="blue">Quality Shots</font> ? Arenas since his birthday bash hasn't been shooting like he did the entire season. In the 3 games after his birthday, he has had 20, 17, and 23 point performances leading the Wizards to a 1-3 week, while he has only made 8 of his last 29 three pointers. The Wizards need him to get out of his shooting slump, if they want a chance at this game.[*]<font color="blue">Defend The Perimeter</font> ? The Wizards still stand as one of the worst defensive 3 point shooting teams in the NBA and it has shown the entire season, mainly this past week though. They let the depleted Hornets shoot 8-16 from downtown and the Bulls shoot 13-27 from the 3. Even if the big three can get it going, it's important for the Wizards to locate the 3 point shooters and make sure they don't shoot lights out or they will struggle during crunch time.[*]<font color="blue">Ssecond Chance Opportunities</font>The Spurs did a great job for the most part of the game of limiting this team to only one shot a possession as the Wizards kept struggling to sink a basket consisently. Haywood and Jamison have no easy task trying to box out Kirilenko, Boozer and Okur who lead the Jazz into 6th best in the rebounding category.[/list]

    <font size="3">Prediction:</font> Wizards coming off a 3 day rest is a positive thing for Washington as the Grizzlies are still struggling the find a win. I'll take Washington 118-106

    Will's Prediction Record: 8-7 (Lakers over Wizards, 115-107)

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