Wizards vs Mavericks, March 13, 2012 – American Airlines Center, Dallas
Wizards Player of the Game
The players of the game for the Wizards were Trevor Booker and John Wall. Booker finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds. While Wall had 18 points, 10 assists, 3steals, and 2 blocks with only 1 turnover. he played very aggressively, attacking Dirk Nowitzki
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Dirk Nowitzki played like vintage Dirk Nowitzki. He finished with 27 points going 10-14 from the field. It seemed as if he made pretty much everything he put up and he did it with Trevor Booker playing solid defense for most of the game. When Dirk is hot, he is hot. He looked like a former MVP and reigning Finals MVP, oh wait he is.
Trevor Booker is making his case as the Wizards big man of the future. The 17 foot jumpshot that he’s been working on this season was on full display. Booker came into the game looking to score and be aggressive and aggressive he was, gooing 8-13 from the field. He did a good job getting working to get foul calls although he only went 4-8 from the line. Despite Nowitzki shooting 71% from the field, Booker’s effort on defense was valiant. He smothered Dirk whenever he got the chance, it was just unfortunate that it didn’t matter.
The Wizards were competitive for most the game, even holding leads for extended periods of time. Once again, John Wall and Trevor Booker are looking more and more like franchise cornerstones. The team also did a great job getting the Mavericks into foul trouble, the Wizards got 38 shots from the foul line compared to the Mavs' 15.
Even though the Wiz Kids took 23 more free throws than the Mav’s they still missed 12 freebies, which is more than what they point differential.
The Wizards’ inability to close out quarters. It dosen’t matter how close you play a team if you allow them to go on scoring runs to end every quarter.
Wizards vs Mavericks Highlights courtesy @CSNWashington
A play-by-play for this sequence from Monday night: The Wizards are on a fast break. JaVale McGee runs up the middle of the court. JaVale McGee doesn’t know where the ball is, gets hit in the face on a pass intended for him, turns ball over. JaVale McGee sulks and doesn’t bother getting back on defense. The Wizards force another turnover. JaVale McGee, still on the other end...
Mavericks center Brendan Haywood is back in the starting lineup against Washington.
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Haywood wasn't the only big man the Mavericks got back Tuesday. Center Brandan Wright was active after missing six games with concussion-like symptoms.
TRADE-SANITY!!! I had a little birdie tell me Wednesday night, Nene was going to be traded, but I never thought it would be to the Washington Wizards. Furthermore, it was in exchange for JaVale McGee, Ronnie Turiaf to Denver and it sent Nick Young to the Clippers. While, I was taken aback at first, this [...]
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WAIT, WHAT?? Apparently JaVale thinks he is the bee’s knees, but this really did happen: In addition to his on-court struggles, it appears that Wizards center JaVale McGee is a bit delusional. Sources say he has informed the Wizards that he will be looking for a contract averaging around $14 million when he becomes a [...]
The Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers have completed a three-team trade. The Wizards will acquire Nene, the Nuggets will acquire JaVale McGee and the Clippers will acquire Nick Young in a swap I never saw coming.
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There’s no way around it.
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The Dallas Mavericks are happy to be home and happy to have a couple of days off from games.
They're probably also happy about their first two opponents this week.
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Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 14 points down in the second quarter to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-96 on Thursday night.
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DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 14 points down in the second quarter to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-96 on Thursday night.
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Jason Terry added 18 points and Rodrigue...
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