Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/1/13
WASHINGTON --Vince Carter scored 23 points and Shawn Marion keyed a 22-6 third quarter run as the Dallas Mavericks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 103-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. Marion had 11 points and 14 rebounds while O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison each scored 15 for the Mavericks (13-19), who made 10 of 22 3-point attempts and had their entire starting lineup score in double figures. Dallas swept the season series has won six straight over Washington. In his fifth game since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery, Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 points in 17 minutes off the bench. It was the first time the perennial All-Star had scored in double figures this season. Bradley Beal matched his career-high with 22 points and Emeka Okafor had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards (4-25), owners of the NBA's worst record. Washington has lost two consecutive games and 10 of 11. Making his second start of the season, Carter made 9 of 14 shots including a thunderous dunk with 1:11 remaining that gave Dallas a 101-92 lead. Chris Kaman rounded out the Mavericks starting lineup scoring with 12 points. During its losing skid, the Mavericks lost by an average of 19.1 points and ended 2012 with 21- and 26-point defeats, leading coach Rick Carlisle to ponder suspensions as a motivator. Their first game of the New Year appeared headed in the same direction as the Mavericks trailed Washington by 14 points in the first half and 52-41 after Nene's free throws with 1:49 left. Dallas closed the second quarter with seven straight points and trailed 52-48 at halftime. Down 58-52 early in the third, the Mavericks put together an 8-0 run, six coming from Marion, whose fadeaway jumper gave Dallas the lead for good at 59-58. The Mavericks made 14 of 21 shots in the third quarter, outscoring the Wizards 35-19. Nowitzki's 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter gave Dallas its largest lead at 99-84. The matchup pitted the two NBA teams allowing the most opposing rebounds and Dallas, sitting at the bottom of that list, played like it early. Washington held a 20-8 advantage on the glass and scored 17 second-chance points for a 29-23 lead after the first quarter. Jordan Crawford's 3-point capped a 10-0 run and put Washington up 37-23. The Wizards committed 11 of its 15 turnovers in the second half and were outrebounded 36-24 over the final three quarters. Beal entered the game having missed his last 17 3-point attempts dating back to Dec. 15, but the rookie drilled three in the first half and four overall on Bradley Beal bobblehead night. NOTES: Mavericks forward Brandan Wright sat out with a quad strain. ... Dallas won the first meeting 107-101 on Nov. 14. ... Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, out since Dec. 4 with a calf strain, participated in non-contract team drills Monday along with guard John Wall (knee). ... Beal closed the year in a 3-point shooting slump, missing 17 consecutive attempts dating back to Dec. 15 at Miami. ... The Mavericks last lost seven in a row in February 1999. ... Dallas plays at Miami on Wednesday while Washington plays at Indiana.
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