WASHINGTON – Brandan Wright was in total beast mode Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
So much so that when the Dallas Mavericks’ backup center skied over the back of Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin for a lob city dunk, the entire Mavs bench jumped up in unison to show their approval.
"Oh my goodness,’’ center Tyson Chandler said after the Mavs’ 105-102 win over the Wizards. "He’s one of the most athletic guys in the league.
"He does some freakish things out there. I don’t you can overthrow him. He’s an athletic freak.’’
Wright, who was 6-of-7 from the field and tallied 14 points, gave the Mavs an 82-77 lead with his freakish dunk off a feed from JJ Barea. However, Wright didn’t see the electrifying hammer dunk as anything special.
"It’s just part of the game, man,’’ he said. "The big guys on this team, especially me and Tyson, they want us to attack the glass and try to get hands on the balls.
"We do a good job of coming up with a lot of those balls and we’ve just got to keep attacking the whole year.’’