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Mavericks recap: Wesley Matthews scores 36 as Dallas handles Wizards

Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews, seen against Portland last week, scored 36 points and tied a franchise record with 10 made 3-pointers.
Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews, seen against Portland last week, scored 36 points and tied a franchise record with 10 made 3-pointers. AP

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

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