Dallas Mavericks

December 31, 2013

GameDay: Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards

5 p.m. Wednesday, Verizon Center, Washington

Mavericks at Wizards

5 p.m. Wednesday, Verizon Center, Washington


Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)

Records: Mavericks 18-13; Wizards 14-14

About the Mavericks: The Mavericks are going for the sweep of their three-game road trip. Dallas won in Chicago (105-83) on Saturday and in Minneapolis (100-98) on Monday. ... Shawn Marion scored a season-high 32 points against Minnesota, the most he has scored in 315 career games with the Mavericks. ... The Mavericks have won their past three road games and are 7-9 away from American Airlines Center. ... The Mavericks are playing at Washington on New Year’s Day for the second consecutive season. ... Dallas opens a three-game homestand Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

About the Wizards: Washington has won five of its past six games with the only loss coming at Minnesota (120-98) on Friday. But the five wins came against teams with losing records — the Knicks, Nets, Celtics and Pistons (twice). .... The Wizards have defeated only one team — the Hawks — with a winning record. ... John Wall averages20.2 points and 2.07 steals per game to lead the Wizards. He is third in the NBA in assists with 9.0 per game. ... Bradley Beal is averaging 18.7 ppg and is fifth in the league in 3-point shooting, at 46.2 percent.

Dwain Price

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