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Mavericks Gameday: Dallas travels to face ailing Wizards

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, right, drives against Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison last week. Parsons may continue his role as sixth man during his recovery from off-season knee surgery.
Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons, right, drives against Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison last week. Parsons may continue his role as sixth man during his recovery from off-season knee surgery. AP

Mavericks at Wizards

5 p.m. Sunday, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

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

Records: Mavericks 11-9; Wizards 8-9

About the Mavs: Dallas snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 115-112 overtime victory Tuesday night at Portland, but followed that with a dismal performance at home Friday in a 100-96 loss to Houston. ... The Mavs have scored 100 or more points just once in their past six games, and it took overtime for them to reach that barrier. ... Chandler Parsons was in a sixth-man role against the Rockets and played a season-high 27 minutes. He was on the court for the final 2:34 and finished with nine points. ... Dallas plays at the New York Knicks on Monday night.

About the Wizards: A second-round playoff participant last season, Washington is a disappointing last in the Southeast Division and has lost five of its last seven. ... With so many injuries to their frontcourt, the Wizards employed small ball in Friday’s 109-106 victory over Phoenix. Former Dallas center Ryan Hollins started against the Suns, but forward Otto Porter played a lot of minutes at center. ... Inside players Drew Gooden (right calf), Kris Humphries (left ankle), Nenê Hilario (left calf) and Marcin Gortat (family emergency) missed the Phoenix game. ... Bradley Beal is averaging 19.9 ppg and is shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range. ... John Wall is averaging 18.4 ppg and 8.0 apg.

Dwain Price

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