Wizards take a trip to visit the Mavericks
1-22 Wizards (26-20) at Mavericks (15-31)
TV: 830pm NBC Sports Washington
Last game for Washington: 122-112 win at Detroit
- Bradley Beal-26 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists
- Kelly Oubre Jr.-26 points, 5 rebounds
- John Wall-16 points, 11 assists, 3 rebounds
Last game for Dallas: 117-108 loss at Portland
- Wesley Matthews-23 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists
- Dirk Nowitzki-21 points, 4 rebounds
- Dennis Smith Jr.-21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Projected Washington starters-Morris PF, Porter SF, Gortat C, Wall PG, Beal SG
Projected Dallas starters-Nowitzki PF, Kleber PF, Barnes SF, Smith Jr. PG, Matthews SG
Washington preview-The Wizards outscored Detroit in the second and third quarters, 72-45, including a 45 point outburst in the third, and the combination of Beal and Wall scored 23 of those points. Washington shot 16-for-20 from the field, and 6-8 from 3-point range. Oubre Jr., came up huge scoring a career high 26 (his previous high-22), as he shot 9-14 from the floor, and 5-9 from 3-point range. Beal scored 20 points for the 35th time this season, and that leads all guards. Washington played Dallas earlier in the year on November 7th, and were blown out at home, 113-99.
Dallas preview-Currently, the Mavericks are on a three game losing streak. Point guard, Devin Harris is day-to-day with a head injury, which he suffered in the previous game against the Portland Trailblazers. Harrison Barnes leads Dallas in scoring (18.5 ppg), and then followed by rookie of the year candidate, Smith Jr., who is averaging nearly 15 points per game. In the win against the Wizards this year, Barnes scored 31 (11-18 FG), while Smith Jr., scored 22. In that game, Dallas shot nearly 48% from the field, and outrebounded the Wizards, 57-45.