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Wrap Up: Dirk Passes Jerry West As Mavs Hold Off Wizards

Wrap Up: Dirk Passes Jerry West As Mavs Hold Off Wizards

After a 2-day rest, your Dallas Mavericks prevailed victorious last night against the young Washington Wizards. This 105-95 win moves the Mavs to a 5-3 record and currently tied for 5th in the Western Conference standings.

How it went Down:

The Wizards wanted to gain the momentum early and often, jumping out to an 8 point lead in the first quarter. With the help of a 7-0 run, the Mavs trimmed their deficit to just one point by the start of the second quarter.

By halftime, the Mavs gained a 12 point advantage, led by their 53% shooting from the field. Dallas came out in the 2nd half controlling the pace for the rest of the game. The Wizards unable to tie or take the lead .

Dallas had five players with double-figures. The Mavs’ bench made a huge statement tonight, led by Vince Carter’s 16 points. Dejuan Blair recorded a near double-double with his 9 points and 11 rebounds. Washington’s bench was outscored by the Mavs’ bench 34 to 19.  Wizards’ forward Trevor Ariza led his team in scoring with 27 points and 7 rebounds. John Wall earns his second double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 assists.

Impact Play of the Game:

With about two minutes left in the first quarter, the Mavs were trailing by six points. Jae Crowder penetrates to the basket to make a contact layup. Crowder misses the free throw to convert the “three-point play” and Dejuan Blair gets the offensive rebound. Blair hits a contact hook shot with the chance for his own “three-point play” opportunity. Blair misses his free throw, but Crowder is there for the offensive rebound. Crowder dishes to a wide open Vince Carter in the corner to for three points. The Mavs earned seven points on that one offensive possession, which gave them a one-point lead.

Dirk1Step-Up Mav of the Night: Dirk Nowitzki

Towards the end of the 3rd quarter, Dirk spots up and hits a long three-pointer. The shot helped him pass Lakers’ legend Jerry West at #16 on the NBA All-Time scoring list. Nowitzki now has recorded 25,197 points for his career.

Dirk finished the game with 19 points.


“Jerry is the man. He is the logo and that says it all. It has been a great ride.” – Dirk Nowitzki on passing Jerry West on All Time Scoring List


“All good scorers in this league are like that. He was phenomenal in the fourth quarter. He kept that cushion for us.” – Dirk Nowitzki on Monta Ellis


On Deck:

Looking ahead, The Mavs have another two days off before traveling to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat on Friday night.



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