The Washington Times - March 11, 2009, 05:14PM

The Wizards tonight will kick off their three-game homestand with what Ed Tapscott describes as “a nightmare” matchup in Chris Paul, who leads the NBA with 11.1 assists.



The Wizards will have point guard Mike James back in the lineup after missing the last game with the flu. He will start in the back court with Caron Butler, while Dominic McGuire and Antawn Jamison start at the forward positions and Darius Songaila again starts at center.


Paul, who had 16 assists in his last game against the Wizards, and Rasual Butler start at the guard spots for New Orleans, who have lost four straight games in the District. Julian Wright and David West will go at small and power forward, respectively, and Tyson Chandler starts at center.