Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mavs Make an Early Comeback to Beat the Toronto Raptors, Getting Their Sixth Straight Win

The Mavericks faced the Toronto Raptors for the second time this season. The first time they met on December 28th, the Raptors ended the Mavs' five game win streak, as Dirk was out with a sprained knee.

After a good Rally, the Mavs got the Win over the Raptors, 114-96. This was their 6th consecutive win, and they have now won 16 of their last 17 games.

The Mavs had a horrendous start to the game as they were down 22-3 at one point in the first quarter. None of the Mavs could find their rhythm, but eventually rallied back to end the first quarter being down just 30-24.

Amir Johnson's game-play was key for Toronto in the first half as he ran the floor and went 6-7. Jose Calderon also played well as he went 5-6 into the half.

You can thank Dirk Nowitzki for helping the Mavs come back from being down almost 20 points in the first quarter as he had 18 points at the half; 16 of those points came in the second quarter. Dallas' bench also helped to keep the Mavs' close as they racked up 27 points.

Toronto led into the half, 57-50.

In the first quarter, Toronto only had 2 turnovers. In the start of the second half they totaled 15, giving Mavs an advantage in catching up.

Turnovers continued to be an issue for the Raptors while Nowitzki, Marion and Terry all kept the Mavs in the game. After being tied at 65 early in the third, the Mavs took the lead going into the fourth, 75-72.

Mavs started the fourth quarter on an 8-2 run.

With less than five minutes to go in the game, The Mavs turned their largest deficit, 19, into their largest lead, soon winning the game 114-96.

Dirk led the Mavs with 31 points and 13 rebounds, getting his 10th double-double of the season. (The Mavs are 10-0 when he records a double-double). Marion had 20 points, Terry had 19 points, Mahinmi had 13, and Barea had 12.

For the Raptors, Amir Johnson led the team with 21 points, DeRozan had 19 and Calderon had 15.

The Mavs out-rebounded the Raptors by 7, and the Raptors doubled the Mavs' turnovers.

Next, the Mavs travel to Philadelphia to face the 76ers in their last game in this 3-game road trip.

Mavs Beat the Wizards, Getting Their Fifth Straight Win

The Mavericks won their fifth straight win Saturday night against the Washington Wizards, 105-99. This was also their 15th win in the last 16 for Dallas.

As the first quarter ended with the Mavs just up by 1, it wasn't easy to foresee the bumpy game that was about to come.

The Mavs led at the half 59-49 and held onto the lead for the rest of the game.

At one point in the fourth, the Wizards were down by 11 points, but Crawford came off the bench scoring 10 points to help tie the game at 97 with just under two minutes to go.

Terry then missed a shot, but Chandler was there with the important tip-in.

Kidd then intercepted Wall's pass to Lewis who later on in the play fouled Dirk as he shot an attempted three-pointer. He made two of three free throws to put the Mavs up 101-97.

The Wizards rally wasn't enough to beat the Mavs, as Dallas hung on the rest of the game to win it 105-99.

Washington let this game slip away because of their poor free throw shooting. They missed 10 of 16 free throws, including going 0 for 6 in the fourth quarter.

The Mavs were just 1 point short of having another consecutive game of having five+ players in double figures.

Chandler had a season high 23 points and 13 rebounds and once again overpowered JaVale McGee. 14 of those points came from dunks. With Tyson's incredible offense in each game, it's quite baffling that 23 is his season high.

Terry led the Mavs with 25 points while Dirk wasn't too far behind him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Marion had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Although much older than Wall, Kidd didn't have a hard time keeping up as he had 14 assists and 8 rebounds.

On the other hand, Roddy didn't have too good of a game, scoring just 2 points as he went 1-7 from the field and 0-2 from beyond the arch.

For the Wizards, Wall led the team with 24 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. Young put up 14 points and Lewis had 13. Crawford had 10 points off the bench which came helpful in the fourth in Washington's attempt to rally back. Howard played his first game against his old team as a Wizard racking up 10 points but leaving the game because his knee started to feel sore.

Next the Mavs travel to Toronto to face the Raptors Sunday night.

Bibby looking for a pass in his first game as a Wizard

Kidd getting physical with Wall

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dallas Starts the Second Half of the Season with a Win Over the Deronless Jazz

The Mavs took on the Jazz after they traded away Deron Williams to the Nets for Devin Harris and Derrick Favors. We knew from the start this wouldn't be too hard of a game without their star point guard playing as well as Harris and Favors not in the lineup yet; but we didn't know the Mavs would finish with their largest win deficit of the season, 118-99.

Earl Watson started in place of Deron Williams but did not play a good game at all. He had 7 points but went 3 for 11 from the field and 1 for 5 from the 3-point line.

The first quarter ended with Utah up 26-23, but the Mavs held onto the lead for the rest of the game.

Each team handled the ball sloppily as turnovers became an issue for both. Utah let Dallas score 23 points off of their 20 turnovers while Utah scored 24 points off the Mavs' 19.

Seven players scored in double figures for the Mavs. This was the 14th consecutive game where at least five players have scored 10 or more points.

Dirk Nowitzki, who passed Clyde Drexler for 23rd place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, led the team with 23 points and 7 rebounds.

In addition to Dirk, the others were: Peja Stojakovic with 18 points who went 7 of 9 from the field and hit four 3-pointers, Shawn Marion with 16 points and 6 rebounds, Jason Terry and JJ Barea both with 13 points, Brendan Haywood with 12 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, and lastly Roddy Beaubois with 10 points and 4 assists.

For the Jazz, Jefferson led the team with 30 points, Millsap with 18, Kirilenko with 17, and Miles with 16.

Some Stat Facts: The Mavs shot better than 50% for the fifth straight. During this stretch, they have average 114.4 points and shot 54.9% from the field. In this game against Utah, they were 10 for 20 from the 3-point line.

After this game, the Mavs have won 14 of their last 15 games and 8 straight in Dallas. Utah has lost 5 straight and 14 of 18.

Next, the Mavs have a two day break before they go to Washington to play the Wizards.

Roddy and Watson going for the loose ball

Roddy going up for the easy layup

JJ driving to the basket

Dirk going up for the jumper

Peja going up for a shot over Millsap

Haywood dunking the ball

Chandler going up for a dunk

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dallas Heads Into All-Star Break with 40 Wins As They Top the Suns 112-106

The Mavericks head into All-Star break being one of four teams with 40 wins. They have won 13 of their last 14 games, including their victory over the Suns, 112-106.

JJ Barea sat this game out with a fever; Roddy made his 2nd appearance in the starting line-up over Stevenson.

The Mavs started the game taking an early lead in the first quarter before intensifying it in the second. The Mavericks managed to lead by 10, but the Suns came back and were only down 54-51 at the half.

Both teams fought back and fourth for the lead in the third quarter. The Suns tied the game three minutes into the second half with a 3-pointers, but the Mavs answered with a 3-pointer of their own.

The game didn't stay tied for long as Phoenix took the lead 80-76; but soon the Mavs went on a 9-0 run to end the third quarter, leading 85-80.

Although the Suns were down, they still played hard and managed to narrow their deficit to 94-92. Those two points down were as close as they got for the rest of the game. The Mavs pulled away after a few shots and were up 100-94; the win was already there's at this point, it was just a matter of time.

The Suns haven't been playing their best in the fourth quarter. They have now been outscored in the fourth of eight of their last ten games.

The Mavs' couldn't have pulled away with this win without big man Dirk Nowitzki. He scored an outstanding 35 points in which it seems the Suns couldn't answer the whole game; he was unstoppable.

As for the rest of the Mavs': Terry scored 16 points and 7 assists and Chandler finished with his 15th double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Marion was two rebounds short of a double-double with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Roddy scored 9 points in 20 minutes but also racked up a quick five personal fouls. Kidd finished with 6 points, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds. Peja played for 20 minutes and ended up with 10 points.

For the Suns: Channing Frye showed up, leading the team with 24 points and Nash had 15 points and 14 assists. Carter had 16 points and Lopez had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Hill played a bad performance game; he went 4 for 14 from the field and 0 for 4 from 3-point range.

If the Mavs' keep this up, it seems as if they'll only get better together. With Peja and Roddy now in the starting lineup, they will move on next Wednesday at home to play the Utah Jazz.

Nowitzki taking a shot over Frye

Dragic trying to maintain the ball through Dallas' defense

Lopez going up for the easy dunk early on

Roddy going up for a layup around Lopez

Nash heading to the basket

Friday, February 18, 2011

Roddy Makes His Season Debut and the Mavs Beat Kings 116-100

The game that was highly anticipated all season has finally come. Rodrigue Beaubois made his appearance in this game vs Sacramento. By watching his performance, you would have never thought he left for so long.

The first quarter ended with the teams tied at 25.

At the half, Dallas was up 61-48. Sacramento suddenly erased this 13 point deficit, as it looked like the Kings were making a comeback; but that didn't last for long.

The Mavericks started the third quarter with a 24-4 run. Kidd hit a 3-pointer to put the mavs up 94-74 with a minute left in the quarter. During this run, Peja and Roddy hit 3's as well.

After this quarter, Dallas continued to look hot. From this point on they held onto a strong lead, winning it 116-100.

Both teams didn't handle the ball so well. The Mavericks scored 38 points off 26 Sacramento turnovers. The Kings scored 24 points off of 21 by the Mavs.

The Mavs have had atleast five players score in double figures in 12 straight games. Eight players were able to reach double digits against the Kings:

Jason Kidd had one of the most exceptional shooting nights of his career in this third quarter. He hit 6 of 7 shots in the third, five of them being 3-pointers and a 2 with his foot on the line. He finished with 20 points, one less of his season high.

Rodrigue made his debut in this game contributing 13 points and 6 assists in just 21 minutes.

Brendan Haywood, who has received a "DNP" for the past two games, had one of his best games of the season. He scored 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 21 minutes as well.

In addition to Kidd, Beaubois and Haywood, the others who scored in double figures were: Marion with 14 points, Nowitzki with 13, Peja with 12, Jason Terry with 12, and Barea with 11 points and 10 assists. Dallas' bench outscored Sacramento's 62-33.

For the Kings, Taylor led the team with 17 points. Cousins, Udrih and Greene all added 16 points a piece.

In this game, Dallas shot a season high 55.6% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc. They also set a season high with 34 assists.

Next the Mavs travel to Denver to vs the Nuggets, seeking their 40th win.

Haywood dunking

Cousins going up for the shot over Chandler

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Peja Helps The Mavs Get the Win Over Houston

After losing by a buzzer beater to Denver Thursday night, bringing their 10-game win streak to an end, the Mavs didn't let that loss get to them and left Houston with a 106-102 win.

The game didn't start off too well for the Mavs as Dirk shot 1 for 5 from the field in the first quarter. They still managed to end the quarter only down 25-23.

In the second quarter, the Mavs went on a 25-11 run that gave them a 48-38 lead. They scored 34 points and were shooting 75% this quarter. At this point, Houston's defense was falling apart.

For most of the second half, Houston turned over their bad defense to the Mavs, as Houston took advantage of their poor defense and rallied back.

The Mavs were up by as much as 23 points in the second half, but the Rockets were able to cut their deficit to 95-92 with 2:15 left in the game.

After a couple of sunken Mavs' shots, they were up by 7 again with just under 2 minutes to go. They held onto the lead until the end, getting a 106-102 win over the Rockets.

Peja Stojakovic was a huge part of this game where he finally made the incredible appearance we were all waiting for. He scored a season high 22 points and hit four 3-pointers, passing Dale Ellis for fourth all-time in 3-point makes.

Dirk was also a big help in this game scoring 22 points as well. As for the other players: Marion had 14 points and 9 rebounds, Chandler had 12 points and 7 rebounds, Barea had 11 points and Kidd had 11 points-2 of them coming from 3's. Haywood once again did not play for Chandler, as Carlisle decided to put in Mahinimi again instead; Mahinmi had 7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.

For the Rockets, Lowry led the team with 26 points. Martin and Battier had 17 points and Hayes and Hill both put up 10.

Some Statistical Facts: Dallas has scored 100+ points in 10 of their last 11 games. They are now an incredible 27-2 when scoring over 100 points. They have won 8 of their last 11 games in Houston. They also improved to 16-2 when atleast two players score 20+ points. About five Mavs' players have scored in double figures in 11 consecutive games. The Mavs went 8-15 from 3-point range and have now hit a 3-pointer in an NBA record 992 consecutive games.

The Mavs have a few days to rest until their next game at home against the Sacramento Kings.

They are optimistic about Rodrigue Beaubois to finally make his return in this Wednesday's game.

Chandler going up for a nice dunk

Dirk going up for a shot

Peja going up for a shot over Martin

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mavs Fall Short to Denver, Ending Their 10 Game Streak

The Mavericks came into this game with an 11 game winning streak on the line, but left with a very upsetting 121-120 loss.

In the first quarter, Denver went scoreless for the first three minutes but went on a scoring frenzy, scoring 33 points in the final nine minutes. The Mavs' defense was in trouble. This put Denver up 33-19 at the end of the first quarter.

The Mavs rallied back hard and were only down 59-58 at the half.

They took the lead from there and headed into the fourth quarter up by just a few points but managed to gain a 13 point lead. This lead diminished quickly and this game could have gone either way.

Melo fouled out of the game with less than 35 seconds left and sent Dirk to the line. The game was at stake as it was tied at 119. He only made 1 of 2 free-throws which gave Denver a chance to win the game. Afflalo hit the buzzer beater to win the game 121-120, as the Mavs 10 game winning streak came to an end.

The Mavericks' bench keeps getting better and better. They had a combined 118 points in the previous two games, and had a high 72 against the Nuggets. Their three stars on the bench were Terry with 25 points, Marion with 19 points and Barea with 17. Chandler had another double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Dirk finished with 16 and Kidd had 10.

On the Nuggets, Melo led the team with 42 points. Billups wasn't far behind with 30 points. Afflalo hit the game winner and finished with 24 points.

Next the Mavs will travel back to Texas to face the Rockets in Houston.

Melo goes up for a jumper over Stevenson

Nene making a move around Chandler

Haywood trying to get around Melo

Once Again, Mavs Barely Get Their 10th Straight Win Against the Kings

On Wednesday night, the Mavericks earned their 10th consecutive victory with a 102-100 road win against the Sacramento Kings.

This game was a close one, for it could've really went either way.

Nowitzki played 34 minutes despite jamming his wrist in the game against the Cavs on Monday. His injury affected his shot greatly in this game as he was only 4 of 14 from the field totaling 10 points.

The Kings were up 43-37 with 5 minutes left in the 2nd quarter but not for long as the Mavs finished the quarter on a 19-4 run to lead 56-47 at the half.

After a strong third quarter for the Kings they still trailed 74-73. At this point the game could've gone either way; it all came down to the 4th quarter.

The Kings had an opportunity to tie the game at 100 towards the end, but Evan's layup was not a success.

In the 4th quarter, JJ Barea helped to hold off the Kings by scoring 15 of his 20 points off the bench. Terry also helped tremendously off the bench scoring a game-high 22 points. Cardinal also scored 20 points. The Mavs' bench altogether produced 58 points. Kidd finished with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, and Chandler finished with 13.

On the Kings, Dalembert led the team with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Cousins was right behind him with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Tyreke Evans was just 1 assist shy of a triple-double as he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. Head also contributed 12 points to the board.

Next, the Mavs face the Nuggest in Denver.

Tyreke Evans passes the ball through Dallas defense

Dirk goes up for a jumper

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mavs Barely Get Their 9th Consecutive Win

Monday night, the Mavericks faced Cleveland at home beating them 99-96. This earned them their 9th consecutive win while giving the Cavs their 25th consecutive loss.

You got to give the Cavs credit for this one though since they didn't simply hand the Mavs their win; they had to work for it.

The first quarter ended with the Mavs up by just one point and by the half the Mavs were up by 10.

The Cavs eventually caught up and headed into the fourth quarter down only 77-73 after trailing as many as 15 points in the third quarter.

Cleveland really picked it up and was down just 80-79; but this didn't last long when Hollins turned the ball over to Jason Terry, who went on a personal 4-0 run.

After this, the Mavs continued to go on a 7-2 run that put the game on lock before the Cavs had a rally to put them down only by three with a chance to tie after stripping the ball from Dirk.

With 9 seconds on the clock, they missed their first attempt to tie the game. Instead of trying for the second, Moon held onto the ball and recklessly passed it to Jamison, who didn't get a shot off on time.

Terry and Marion are hot coming off the bench, combining for 40 of 60 Dallas bench points tonight. Terry led the team with 23 points and Marion had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Chandler also had another double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Dirk, who jammed his wrist and left the game for some time, finished with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Peja finally made his debut start tonight but his shot wasn't looking too good. He scored 8 points where he was 3 for 9 from the field and 1 of 6 from beyond the arch. Carlisle decided to put in Mahinmi as Chandler's backup instead of Haywood; he finished with 11 points 8 rebounds.

During the game, the Cavs constantly rallied back after trailing double-digits, but they couldn't hold off long enough for the win. They did find a good offensive rhythm tonight though as four of their starters had 15+ points. Hickson led the team with a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds. Sessions also had a double-double of 19 points and 13 assists. Jamison was their third played to obtain a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Also, Eyenga finished with 15 points.

Next, the Mavs will set off for their 3-game road trip, facing the Sacramento Kings first on Wednesday night. They will look to push their 9-game winning streak to 10.

Eyenga going up for a dunk

Barea coming off the bench

Terry going up for a shot and getting fouled

Peja defending Eyenga

Chandler going up for the dunk over the Cavs' defense

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mavs Slide Past Charlotte, Getting Their 8th Straight Win

The Mavs had a great night, beating Charlotte 101-92 to get their 8th straight win. Dallas is now 25-1 when hitting 100+ points and 10-3 on the second night of back to backs. This is also the 14th time in a row that the Mavericks have beaten Charlotte, making it the only NBA team the Bobcats have never beaten.

The Mavs had 31 against the Bobcats in the first quarter to end it with a 9 point lead. For almost the whole rest of the game, Dallas led by double digits.

The Mavericks led by as much as 18 in the third quarter.

In the fourth, Charlotte was down by just 8 points, then got it to within 6 with under a minute to go, but the Mavs continued to play hard and Terry's jumper with less than 40 seconds remaining put the Mavs up 100-92 to clinch it.

The Mavericks defense was key last night. Nowitzki had four blocked shots, Kidd and Marion each had three, Chandler had two, and Haywood and Barea each had one. As a team they swatted a total of 14 Charlotte shots.

The Mavs have had five or more players score in double figures in 7 consecutive games and have scored over 100 points in each.

Dirk led the team with 25 points where he was 10 of 19 from the field; it looks as if he's finally fully recovered from his knee injury as his shot is up to par. Another player whose shot is finally back is Jason Kidd. He finished with 13 points including four 3-pointers, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Terry had a big night as well, finishing with 21 points. Barea had his second consecutive start, ending the game with 15 points. Marion was the fifth player to score in double figures as he scored 10 points, 4 assists and 7 rebounds. Chandler's run of three consecutive double-doubles finally came to an end when he was just short by 1, scoring 9 points; but he didn't have a bad night as he also finished with 15 rebounds.

Charlotte's backcourt wasn't so hot tonight. Although Augustin led the team with 21 points and Jackson finished with 17, they were a combined 12 of 34 from the field. Wallace ended with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Diaw had 11 points, and Brown and Livingston but added 10 points each.

Technicals are an issue for Jackson, who drew his 11th technical foul of the season in the third quarter.

The Mavs finished with a 101-92 win over the Bobcats, extending their winning streak to 8 games, the NBA's current longest. It was also their fourth consecutive road win.

Next, the Mavs head back to the AAC to face the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are on an atrocious 24 game losing streak. The Mavericks are hopeful that Peja Stojakovic will finally make his first appearance in this game.

Terry goes up for a bucket, 2 of his 21 points.

Wallace goes up for a shot and loses the ball

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mavs Rock the Garden, Getting Their 6th Straight Win

The Mavericks clearly weren't playing the same Knicks they played in the Garden last year, but the outcome wasn't much different. The Mavs pulled away with a 113-97 win, making it their 6th straight win and their 5th straight at the garden.

The Mavs had an outstanding start, and didn't seem to miss a single basket. The Knicks played well in the first half as well, staying behind the Mavs for the most part. Before the half, the Knicks were up by about 10 at one point, but didn't keep the lead for long.

Amare scored 21 points in the first half but went scoreless in the second which is very unusual for him.

At the half, the Mavs were only up 56-52, but outscored the Knicks 26-6 to start the second half. They also outscored them 30-21 in the third quarter to take an 86-73 lead.

The Mavs' defense is definitely what won them the game. They finally made that adjustment without Caron. Their defense is finally starting to look up since they've been battling with injuries in November.

The Mavericks also dominated on the boards as well, out-rebounding the Knicks 54-34. They were also 44 percent from beyond the arc as they went 11 for 25. The Knicks were only 26 percent from deep making 6 of 23.

Every single Mav who was on the court scored atleast 1 point. Dirk led the team with 29 points, becoming the 24th player to surpass the 22,000-point mark; he also had 11 rebounds and 3 assists. Barea scored 22 off the bench and was 3 of 4 from the 3-point line. Chandler had yet another double-double, scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Stevenson had 13 points and was 3 of 6 from beyond the arc. Terry acquired 12 points off the bench. Kidd didn't have such a great night offensively as he was 2 of 10 from the field and 2 of 7 from beyond the arc, totaling 6 points.

The Knicks didn't bring their best offense to this game. Amare scored 21 in the first half but missed all 5 of his shots in the second. Starting guards Felton and Fields were a combined 6 of 25 from the field. Gallinari led the team with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Douglas came off the bench scoring 22 points.

The Mavericks have now won 6 straight games, tied with the Bulls for the longest active streak. They are also now only a half a game behind the Lakers in 2nd seed.

Carlisle on the win: "We're gradually building momentum here. And I'm not getting too carried away because there's a long way to go. Games are gonna get harder before they get easier, but we're making stride. And that's what it's about."

Next, the Mavs will take their 6 game winning streak to TD Garden to face the Celtics.

Peja Stojakovic is looking to play sometime next week. They are not 100% sure of when he will start but it's looking up as he's been practicing and working out and doing well.

Barea dribbling around Douglas

Barea going up for a basket

Amare getting around Haywood

Terry going up for a jump shot

Amare dunking

Gallo getting around Marion

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mavs Win 5th Straight Over the Wizards

The Mavs have went undefeated in their little four game homestand for the first time since 2008. Not only that, but they also won their 5th consecutive game. Defeating the Wizards at home has given Washington their 24th loss on the road without a single win.

With Sasha Pavlovic now gone, Carlisle decided to start Brian Cardinal at small forward. This enabled Marion and Terry to come off the bench and be explosive as always. Cardinal was 3 for 5 from downtown and finished with 9 points and 4 rebounds.

In the beginning, the game had Mavs' fans a little worried as the first quarter ended with the Wizards up by 4. However the Mavs took the lead by 1 at the half and they took it from there.

Mavs nation can breathe, it looks like Dirk is finally back. He scored a game-high 24 points being 7 for 11 from the field.

Something I'm used to saying: turnovers were an issue for Dallas. The Wizards scored 21 points off 14 Mavs turnovers. The Wizards only had 7 turnovers, just 1 in the first half.

For the most part this game was back and fourth with 7 ties and 12 lead changes. The Mavs were down by as many as 12 points in the first half. Halfway through the third, the Wizards were up by 2, but Terry scored 8 points on a 16-8 Dallas run that ended the period. The Mavericks held onto the lead from there on out.

Jason Kidd was short of his 107th career triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds. Chandler had his 10th double-double with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Off the bench, Marion had 14 points, 9 rebounds and Terry had 14 points, 8 assists.

For the Wizards, John Wall acquired his 17th double-double of 17 points and 10 assists, the most by any Wizards player since Juwan Howard in 94'-95'. Lewis and Young both led the team with 18 points. Blatche had 16 points, 13 rebounds and Jianlian had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Mavs got the 102-92 win over the Wizards, pushing them to 32-15. Dallas is 22-1 when scoring atleast 100 points.

Next up, the Mavs travel to New York to take on the Knicks at the garden.

John Wall goes for the jumper over Kidd

Jason Terry trying to get around Young

MyDallasMavs: February 2011

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