Published on January 22nd, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
Dallas Mavericks End Four Game Skid At Home Against The Wizards
The Dallas Mavericks take care of the Washington Wizards in blowout fashion. The final score was 98 to 75, and with this win, the Mavs put a holt on their four-game skid. Harrison Barnes led the way on with 20 points on 9-16 from the floor. Dennis Smith Jr. chipped in 17 points with six dimes, while Westly Mattews and Yogi Ferrell both added 14 points apiece. Dirk Nowitzki dropped 8 points and nine rebounds.
As for the Wizards, Bradley Beal led the team in scoring with 18 points on 4- 18 shots from the floor with three dimes. His backcourt mate John Wall added 11 points on 4-15 from the floor with five dimes. Meanwhile, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Jodie Meeks chipped in seven points apiece. After the game this what Wizards coach Scoot Brooks had to say “We could not make any wide open shots. We had a lot of good threes they just did not fall. I thought we were competing and had enough defensive energy, but could not make any shots. We were able to make it to the free throw line and missed a bunch of shots there also.” He would end the post-game interview by saying by saying he had no complaints on the shot selection only that they were not falling.
Wizards point guard John Wall would follow that up by saying that they had opportunities to get the basket no matter what the Mavericks did on defense. The shoots were not falling from the floor or when they got to the free throw line. The Mavericks had 43 defensive rebounds which Wall acknowledge and said that is a lot of bricks. A question was presented about possible frustration building on the team and Wall downplayed that by saying ” As long as we are giving effort and competing we are giving ourselves a chance to win games. The only time we would be frustrated and down on ourselves is when were are not going out there and competing. As long as we are competing on both ends of the floor there are going to be days like this. They made better shots than us tonight and shot a better percentage from the three-point line.”
Next up for the Mavericks is a 7 pm game against the Houston Rockets Wednesday, January 24th at the American Airlines Center.Tweet