Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/16/14
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks put an end to their three-game losing skid Wednesday night with a 107-101 victory over the still-winless Washington Wizards. The Wizards, now 0-7, talked about being embarrassed after Tuesday's ugly loss at Charlotte, yet for much of the game they trailed by 18 points or more to a Dallas team that lacked injured forward Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion. Washington came to life early in the fourth quarter and sliced an 83-71 deficit to 90-87 with 6:26 to go, bolstered by 13-of-27 shooting from the beyond the arc. But Dallas' Chris Kaman and O.J. Mayo responded with consecutive baskets and then Wizards guard Jordan Crawford was hit with a technical to lift Dallas' lead to 95-87 with 5:43 to play. The Wizards kept pushing and got within 101-98 with less than minute to play, but Washington guard A.J. Price missed a game-tying 3-pointer. Mayo then hit 1-of-2 free throws and Vince Carter grabbed the offensive rebound to seal the win. Dallas...
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