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Gameday: Dallas Mavericks play host to Washington Wizards

Marcin Gortat, left, did not play when the Wizards played the Mavericks last Sunday, will be available Saturday night.
Marcin Gortat, left, did not play when the Wizards played the Mavericks last Sunday, will be available Saturday night. AP

Wizards at Mavs

7:30 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM and 1540 AM (Spanish)

Records: Wizards 9-12; Mavericks 13-10

About the Wizards: Washington played last Sunday’s game against the Mavericks without center Marcin Gortat (family emergency) and lost 116-104. . ... Gortat was back in the lineup Wednesday and contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 109-103 loss to the Houston Rockets. … Mavs coach Rick Carlisle was impressed with what the Wizards were able to do earlier this week. After losing at home to Dallas, the Wizards traveled to Miami and beat the Heat the next day 114-103. ... John Wall had 28 points, 10 assists and five steals in Sunday’s contest against the Mavs, and Bradley Beal added 21 points. ... The Wizards lost 107-105 at New Orleans on Friday and are in last place in the Southeast Division.

About the Mavs: They are 5-4 at home after Wednesday’s loss to Atlanta 98-95 in the opener of a three-game homestand. ... Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points on just eight shots in Sunday’s win. ... The Mavs made 16 of 31 shots from 3-point range against the Wizards. Wesley Matthews scored a career-high tying 36 points and also made 10 of 17 shots from 3-point territory. His 10 made 3-pointers were a career high, and tied the Mavs’ single-game franchise high.

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