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Wizards set to oppose well-rested Mavericks – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-11-27 04:55:07 –

The Washington Wizards will wipe out a series of road games when they visit the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.

Wizards returned to track with a 101-99 victory in Oklahoma City on Friday night after losing two games in a row and 5-4. Mavericks hasn’t played since Tuesday.

Kentavious Caldwell Pope and Bradley Beal each scored 20 points, and Wizards, who led 10 points in the third quarter, postponed Thunder’s second half rally.

Caldwell-Pope hit two important three points in the fourth quarter.

“Every time I touch his hand, I tell him that (the ball) needs to go up,” Beer said. “And that’s all he did, man. I saw him go it early-keep giving it to him, keep giving it to him. He’s by force. Shoot it. That’s what we need. “

Montrezl Harrell added 14 points from the Washington bench, and center Daniel Gafford recorded his best career in eight blocks.

The three-point attempt at the Oklahoma City buzzer failed.

“Lucky,” said Washington coach Wes Unseld Jr. “In the second half of the fourth quarter, there were enough stops to avoid it, but there was a lot of coverage disruption during that stretch …. we need to get better.”

Washington has experienced recent sales issues, scoring more than 15 giveaways in five consecutive games.

However, Wizards continued to succeed on the free throw line, making all 15 attempts.

Unseld said guard Spencer Dinwidy (10 points and 2 assists against Thunder) would probably compete with Mavericks. After recovering from ACL surgery, Din Woody hasn’t played in the second half.

Dallas took the lead in the fourth quarter with 10 points on Tuesday, but won the Los Angeles Clippers in an extra time of 112-104, losing three games in a row.

The Mavericks went 0-3 last week when Luka Doncic was absent due to an injury to his left ankle and left knee. He played against the Clippers and provided 26 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 block shots.

“Mentally, I was really happy to be back,” Doncic said. “I miss basketball. I have only three games, but I do everything I can. I feel good after waking up from a nap. I’m ready.”

Dallas big man Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, including 6 overtime and 7 rebounds. He went 10 to 10 from the free throw line.

Porzingis averages 21.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He has scored more than 21 points in seven consecutive victories.

“My teammates trust me, my coach trusts me. I’m just having fun,” Porzingis said. “If you don’t enjoy it, it’s hard to play and do your best. I feel like we’re having fun with each other in that kind of environment this year.”

As Mavericks’ defense improved, the Clippers fired a 0-7 shot from the field in overtime. Dallas has averaged 105.4 points per game this season, down from 110.2.

Dallas guard Jalen Branson left the game on Wednesday after losing a streak, averaging 18.7 points and 9 assists, and was able to practice on Friday.

-Field level media

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