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Wizards vs. Mavericks – NBA Game Recap – January 24, 2023

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Dallas – – Kyle Kuzma Scored 30 points and made one of two tie-breaking free throws with 4.2 seconds remaining, putting up a game Washington Wizards to a 127-126 victory Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night.

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Luka Doncic He had 41 points and 15 rebounds for the Mavericks. Doncic is still wearing the jersey he tore when he missed a free throw that would have put Dallas ahead with 12.5 seconds left when he hit Comza along the sideline.

The Mavericks challenged, but the call was confirmed. Kuzma missed the first free throw, but hit the second.

“I think there was some debate about whether he was out, whether he was fouled,” Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “Thank God, messed up. These kinds of situations happen quickly. You have to make a decision in a split second.”

Doncic twice tried to pass to Spencer Dinwiddie From the double team on the final acquisition. The first Wizards were knocked out of bounds, the former Maverick Dillon Wright He stole the second to get the victory.

“Luca had the right intent, and he was doing the right acting,” said Dinwiddie. “Dillon just made a good play with his hands, which is something he’s known for.”

Christaps Porzingis He was out with an ankle injury on his first trip to Dallas since the Mavericks traded him to the Wizards this past February for Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans.

The 7-foot-3 Latvian, whose pairing with Doncic didn’t work out the way Dallas envisioned, received a light ovation after a video tribute during the halftime between the first and second quarters.

It was Washington’s first game since the serve Roy Hashimura to me Los Angeles Lakers to Kendrick Nunn and draft footage. Nunn was available but did not play.

The Wizards opened a five-game trip with their third straight win while Dallas finished 1/3 with a home run and their eighth loss in 11 games.

Washington swept the two-game series for the second consecutive season, after spending 14 years without sweeping Dallas.

“It’s easy to get excited about a single performance. We’ve come a long way,” Unseld said. “It can be a motivator for something, being a little short-handed, being competitive on the road, which is an area we struggled with at times.”

Bradley Bell Scored 22 points with a 3-pointer that was one of three key changes in the final three minutes. Denny Avdija He had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Dwight Powell He scored a season-high 22 points and nine rebounds for Dallas. Dinwiddie scored 20 points and eight assists.

Josh Green He made his first seven shots and finished with 16 points, the most by a Dallas guard in four games since returning from a 20-game absence due to a sprained right elbow.

Tip-ins

Processors: Daniel Gafford He played 19 minutes before being fouled with 6:32 remaining, and had nine points with seven rebounds. … Corey Kisbert scored 14 points, Monty Morris With 13 catches, Wright scored 10 points, six assists and three steals.

Dissident: F Christian Wood He missed his third game since breaking his left thumb in a loss against Atlanta. The team said it would be re-evaluated this week. … Dorian Finney Smith Scored 12 points.

‘Em missed both

Porzingis also missed the first meeting against his former team in Washington, which the Wizards won 113-105. He was out with a left groin strain in the November game. He was named to the roster of the week after spraining his left ankle on Saturday against Orlando.

next one

Wizards: All three Texas cities are part of a five-game trip, with Houston next to end their game streak on Wednesday. The Rockets swept two games with the Wizards last season. The San Antonio stop is located after a trip to New Orleans.

Mavericks: A two-game journey begins Thursday in Phoenix, as Dallas blew a 22-point lead in the second half from a 107-105 loss in the season opener.

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