Originally written on Wizards Extreme  |  Last updated 3/14/12

Wizards vs Mavericks, March 13, 2012 – American Airlines Center, Dallas



1

2

3

4

FINAL

Wizards

26

25

24

23

98

Mavericks

27

33

23

24

107


Top Performers

Wizards

Mavericks

Trevor Booker

PTS

20

Dirk Nowitzki

PTS

27

Trevor Booker

REB

12

Shawn Marion

REB

13

John Wall

AST

10

3 tied

AST

4

John Wall

STL

3

Jason Kidd

STL

3

JaVale McGee

BLK

3

3 tied

BLK

1

Nick Young

TO

3

Brendan Haywood

TO

3

JaVale McGee

+/-

+7

Dirk Nowitzki

+/-

+19


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 Good

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.

The Bad

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 Ugly

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

 

 

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