How the Mavericks won: Wesley Matthews broke out of his shooting slump in a very big way. The seven-year veteran hit 12 of 23 shots and poured in a career-high-tying 36 points Sunday to pace the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-104 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
Key players: In collecting his point total, Matthews converted 10 of 17 shots from 3-point range. The 10 made 3-points ties a Mavs franchise record. The Mavs also got 19 points from Dirk Nowitzki, while Raymond Felton registered his first double-double of the season as he finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Key stats: The Mavs made 16 of 31 shots from 3-point range.
Records: Mavericks 12-9, Wizards 8-10