NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Washington
(Friday, March 17th)
Final Score: Dallas 104, Washington 94
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry each scored 25 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Washington Wizards, 104-94, at the Verizon Center.
Nowitzki added 13 rebounds and shot 10-of-19 from the field for the Mavs, who have won three straight and six of their last seven games. Terry finished 10- of-16 shooting, including 3-of-6 from three-point range.
Jerry Stackhouse ended with 17 points and Marquis Daniels had 15 for Dallas, which also improved to 10-3 in its last 13 road games.
"This is a good example of a great system and players executing a game plan," said Terry. "We are like every other team in the league right now with injuries, but you are still a team and still have a lot to play for."
Gilbert Arenas had 26 points to lead Washington, which had a three-game win streak halted. Antawn Jamison added 21 points and nine boards while Caron Butler had 18 points for the Wizards, who have dropped five in a row against Dallas.
Up by just two, 52-50, at halftime, the Mavs began to pad the lead in the third quarter. Dallas scored the first seven points of the second half, capped by a Terry three-pointer, to grab a nine-point lead. Later, Terry drained another shot from behind the arc to extend to a 10-point advantage, 67-57, with just over 5 1/2 minutes elapsed in the frame.
Stackhouse later connected on a bucket and Nowitzki also hit to increase the advantage to 73-59 with just over four minutes left in the quarter. Dallas cruised into the fourth with an 81-69 cushion.
The Mavs increased their lead to as many as 17 points in the fourth, when Stackhouse hit a pair of free throws to cap an 11-2 run for a 92-75 advantage with 7 1/2 minutes left.
Washington never got within single digits the rest of the way.
"We just couldn't get it done," said Jamison. "We couldn't get any stops when we needed them. We couldn't put the ball in the basket when we needed to."
Antonio Daniels had 17 points for the Wizards, who led 27-24 after one quarter.
Dallas hasn't lost to Washington since November 5, 2003...Dallas improved to 23-9 on the road...Washington fell to 23-12 at home...The Mavs hit 50 percent of their shots...The Wizards shot 44.3 percent from the floor.
03/17 23:37:35 ET