Wizards vs. Heat 8:30pmPosted on January 14, 2013 by FantasticWiz
Jeremy Hyman - WashingtonWizards.com Greetings from Kansas City The Wizards make a rare stop here in Kansas City, Missouri to take on the Miami Heat at Sprint Center. A neutral site game is not a rarity for the preseason, as the NBA looks for alternate venues and cities to show off its product. This will be preseason game #7 for the Wiz as they come in with a 2-4 record. They are coming off an impressive 102-94 win in Milwaukee on Saturday night and one had to be impressed with the play of Trevor Booker. He made his first start and played in just his second game of the preseason, but there was no stopping him as he dropped in 22 points in 21 minutes of play. Hear what Booker had to say about his increased productivity in this post-practice interview. Booker could be the opening day starting power forward as both Nene and Kevin Seraphin are still sidelined with injuries and if he continues to play with the kind of conviction he had in Milwaukee, it will be hard to take him out of the lineup. Bradley Beal tweaked his ankle at Monday’s practice, but said he felt better on Tuesday and was hoping he could play in Kansas City. It sounded like a minor injury and was nothing to worry about. Beal has scored in double figures in all six preseason games, averaging 13.5 points per game. Watch full Beal interview here Head Coach Randy Wittman said that he has been happy with the intensity he’s seen throughout the preseason and attributes much of that to the competition at every position. Wittman said that the players are making it very difficult on him to make rotation decisions and personnel moves because there are so many guys playing well. It’s a good problem to have, but it will be difficult to sort out who will get the majority of the minutes at each spot. Watch full Wittman interview here. More Interviews: Cartier Martin, Brian Cook, Jordan Crawford Injury Report: Out — Wall, Nene, Seraphin Questionable — Beal Probable starters: G-Price, G-Crawford, F-Ariza, F-Booker, C-Okafor Heat: G-Cole, G-Wade, F-James, F-Battier, F- Bosh Tonight's game will be televised on CSN and can be heard on 1500 AM or online at WashingtonWizards.com. Use #WizHeat when talking about tonight's game and make sure to follow along in tonight's Live Chat!
Jacob Raim - WashingtonWizards.com Martell Webster can score in a myriad of ways. He may not have had Lebron on him for the whole night but he did some serious damage against a team that takes great pride on their team D. Webster showed off his mid-range game, got to the hoop and also was 2-3 from