Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Washington Wizards (13-7) play against the Dallas Mavericks (8-8) at American Airlines Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Saturday November 27, 2021

Washington Wizards 120, Dallas Mavericks 114 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kyle Kuzma told the Mavs bench, ‘I told you’ after his tie breaking 3-pointer to help the Wizards win at Dallas on the second night of a back-to-back
Absolutely cold from @Kyle Kuzma 🥶😂
(h/t @Chase Hughes) pic.twitter.com/MIJEzYSDuL2:26 AM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Looks like Kyle Kuzma turned to the Mavs bench, shrugged and said “I told you” after his clutch go-ahead three with 1:33 left. pic.twitter.com/0aiFyi1dym1:00 AM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
PAC-12 Saturday recap:
– Oregon State loses to Penn State by 15
– Washington State loses to Eastern Washington at home
– Utah loses to BYU at home
– Washington loses to Winthrop at home
– UCLA beats UNLV in Vegas
– Arizona pummels Sacramento State in Tucson – 12:18 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks lose to Wizards as their defense abandons them.
mavs.com/wiz-top-mavs-2/12:13 AM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
If you forgot to get your $2 Big Mac today from last night’s win then you’re in luck:
We won again tonight! So you can head to your @McDonalds_DMV tomorrow for a $2 Big Mac! pic.twitter.com/WSPtSqVOSN11:41 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Kuzma on Beal: “He looked like Brad Beal tonight.” – 11:26 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Had a nice chat with @Luka Doncic’s father, Sasa, who is “more than happy” that Luka is a Maverick, especially because he’s getting to follow the same path as @Dirk Nowitzki. pic.twitter.com/DGrDw4V1Jh11:25 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kyle Kuzma on Daniel Gafford: “I call him Wilt Chamberlain sometimes. He just be blocking shit for no reason.” – 11:23 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Daniel Gafford got to play not in front of his family tonight, btw, but his girlfriend’s family. First double double of the year strikes me as the kinda game you want to have in front of the girlfriend’s family! – 11:23 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Dad first, basketball player second.
#DCAboveAll | @Bradley Beal pic.twitter.com/WDGx6pkzYP11:21 PM

Bradley Beal @RealDealBeal23
Dub in Dallas with my boys 💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/BwWTD9y6S111:20 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd said Mavs will continue to evaluate Cauley-Stein as a starter, but he only played 10 minutes tonight and Mavs got a long run of Porzingis-Kleber together. That seems like a strong possibility for a starting tandem, though extending Kleber’s minutes is a concern. – 11:14 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
A disappointing 4th qtr for the Mavs. They made enough shots. They did not get stops, and could not control Daniel Gafford who’s 2 huge off rebs with < 2:00 left led to a Kuzma 3 and his own dunk. – 11:13 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Early-season Wizards are BACK. That was an impressive level of pace on both ends. Luka being so good was the only reason that game was close. – 11:10 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
The Wizards handed the Mavericks just their second home loss of the season in front of a very loud sellout crowd, 120-114. A big night for Beal, another big night for Gafford. – 11:04 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
MOOD 😤
Leaving Dallas with that W. pic.twitter.com/uXrkKG7pUN11:01 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Davis Bertans this season:
5.7 points
11/46 3P (23.9%)
14/56 FG (25%) – 11:00 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks dropped by Wizards, 120-114. Here’s our quick reaction.
mavs.com/wiz-top-mavs/10:57 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
My favorite early-season stat so far:
Corey Kispert is averaging 1,393.5 points per 36 minutes in clutch time. – 10:57 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
ANOTHER ROAD WIN!
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/jC2ndX6lup10:55 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Daniel Gafford first double-double of the season.
Love to see him progressing. – 10:53 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Final. Back to work on Monday.
@chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/ae1LcNl6V810:53 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards beat the Mavs on the road, 120-114. That’s two in a row, they are 13-7 on the season. Beal had 26 points, Kuzma had 20. – 10:53 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
The Washington Wizards are now 10-1 in clutch games (when the score differential = or < 5 with 5 minutes or less remaining) this year. – 10:52 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Final: Washington 120, Dallas 114
Beal: 26 pts., 5 rebs., 7 assts.
Gafford: 14 pts., 10 rebs., 3 assts.
Caldwell-Pope: 16 pts., 6 rebs.
Kuzma: 22 pts., 9 rebs., 4 assts.
Doncic: 33 pts., 4 rebs., 10 assts.
Records: Washington 13-7, Dallas, 10-8 – 10:52 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
The magic is real. 🪄
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/9VmuuOxtiR10:40 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
ST3️⃣RLING PUTS US BACK IN THE LEAD – 10:33 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Seeing Corey Kispert make two big plays on cuts to the rim reminds me of Jay Bilas last night on the Gonzaga-Duke broadcast saying the Zags are the best cutting team in the nation. Kizpert was coached well on them. – 10:30 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Washington put-back, tie game with 4.4 seconds left. – 10:29 PM
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
The #Wizards‘ warm-up shirts look like pajama tops.
that’s my basketball analysis for the day. – 10:26 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Through three, Dallas leads 93-91.
Beal: 24p
Neto, Kuzma, KCP: 12p each
Doncic: 27p, 10 in the third quarter alone – 10:19 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
End of the 3rd Quarter: Dallas 93, Washington 91
Beal: 24 pts., 4 rebs., 4 assts.
Doncic: 27 pts, 3 rebs., 8 assts.
FG%: Dallas 53%, Washington 57% – 10:19 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Washington takes lead until Reggie Bullock’s 3-pointers with 5:08 left in the third makes it 81-80, Mavericks. Lots of great offense in this one. Both teams shooting well north of 50 percent. – 10:08 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks hoping the fatigue factor works in their favor. Washington played last night in OKC. Mavs have been off for three days. Mavericks up 76-74 with 6:54 to go in the third. – 10:03 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Daniel Gafford, destroyer of shots.
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/TNg9K3tz7P10:01 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Eastern Washington just knocked off Washington State …
The hits on the PAC-12 just keep on coming.
UCLA, Arizona, USC and who else?? – 9:55 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Surprised there’s no review of that play. Hardaway got clocked in the head. – 9:55 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Mood when @Dallas Mavericks PR tells you we’ve scored a season-high half 👌 pic.twitter.com/7RbneobW5h9:47 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Wild first half as Mavs lead WAS 69-61. Doncic w/17 inc 15 in 1st, but tremendous play by Kleber (season hi 13) and Burke (9 in the Brunson role) was the big story. Beal w/17 to lead WAS. Mavs trying to match their best home start since 2014 at 7-1. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas9:43 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Maxi Kleber posted 13 points (6-8 FG) in the opening half, marking a new season high for a full game (12 vs. SAS, 10/28/21).
His 13-point first half was also his highest-scoring half since the Wizards last visited the @AACenter (17 in 1H vs. WAS, 5/1/21). pic.twitter.com/piQr4tSgtn9:40 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Let’s keep it rollin’.
#Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/zc7OefHTuY9:40 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
It’s 69-61 Mavs over the Wizards at halftime. Beal and Doncic each have 17 pts. Kleber off the bench with 13 for Dallas. – 9:39 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Halftime: Dallas 69, Washington 61
Beal: 17p (7-8 fg), 3a, 4r
Kuzma: 9p
KCP: 8p
Doncic: 17p – 9:38 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Halftime: Dallas 67, Wizards 61
Beal: 17 pts., 3 rebs., 4 assts.
Doncic: 17 pts., 8 assts.
FG%: Dallas 58%, Washington 57% – 9:37 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
After giving up 41 points in the first quarter, Mavericks hold Washington to 20 in the second and take a 69-61 lead into halftime. Luka has 17 points, eight assists. He had 20 assists last year against the Wiz. – 9:36 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford just scaled Mt. Porzingis. – 9:35 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Bradley Beal misses his first shot after 17 mins on court – 9:35 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Saturday Night Luka 🍿
@AcmeBrick #MFFL pic.twitter.com/adEJHJIh909:31 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Mavericks in the midst of a 15-4 run. – 9:28 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
(1/2) Those first five minutes of the second quarter were subpar for Washington, to say the least. One of the failings was that the Wizards played as if Montrezl Harrell wasn’t even on the floor. I know Harrell does a lot of damage on the offensive boards, but still … – 9:26 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Man, the Wizards were playing GREAT defense just a week ago.
What happened. – 9:25 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
⚠️ POSTER ALERT ⚠️
@Kyle Kuzma gets the jam and the foul! pic.twitter.com/6Dww284mkX9:19 PM

Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić scored 15 points in the first quarter, which is tied for his most in any quarter this season (15 in 3Q at LAC, 11/23/21).
Dončić’s previous most in a first quarter this season was 10, done three times. pic.twitter.com/ZPjlQlBTpj9:17 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Maxi Kleber just had a follow-slam and the Mavericks are within 47-45. Kleber has 11 points in nine minutes. Luka leads the way with 15 points, four assists. – 9:16 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kleber dunked on the follow-through and while still in mid-air pointed toward the sideline, it appeared toward Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Impressive dexterity. – 9:16 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Davis Bertans is 1/12 from 3P range since returning from injury.
1/14 from the field. – 9:15 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Lighting up the scoreboard 🔥
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne9:12 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
The Wizards lead 41-36 after one in Dallas, matching their quarter-high for the season (vs. Indiana). Zippy, zippy offense.
Bradley Beal’s got 13p on 6-6 shooting. – 9:10 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards lead the Mavs 41-36… at the end of the first quarter.
Luka Doncic has 15 pts and 4 ast, Bradley Beal has 13 pts and 4 ast. – 9:09 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
This first quarter has got to be Washington’s best offensive quarter of the season. They scored 41 points on 18-of-26 shooting from the field (69.2%), with only four points on fast breaks. They had just one turnover. Bradley Beal set the tone with his decision-making. – 9:08 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
As Kyle Kuzma ends first quarter with a three-point play, Mavericks surrender 41 in the opening frame and trail by five. Everybody left their defense at the Thanksgiving table. – 9:08 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic checked out with 41 seconds left in the first quarter, already with 15 points and four assists. It’s the Doncic-Beal show so far. Bradley Beal has 13 points and four assists for the Wizards. – 9:07 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Maxi Kleber just fouled Montrezl Harrell and doubled over for a bit. Staying in the game. Mavericks having a terrible defensive first quarter, down 38-36. – 9:06 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kuz finally hit the running hook! – 9:05 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
😮 Oh, it’s like that @Daniel Gafford 😮
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/5xTr6GNuUD9:00 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bradley Beal has 11 points in 7 minutes on a perfect 5-for-5 from the field. Also 3 assists. Great start for him. – 8:59 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Luka Doncic is fascinating to watch, as so many players are. When he attacks off middle pick-and-rolls, it’s amazing how effective he is even though he doesn’t quite get to his spots with explosion. That’s a trait that’s even more evident by watching him in-person. – 8:58 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Challenge denied for Jason Kidd. Call upheld on block on Maxi Kleber. Three-point opp for Wizards. – 8:58 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Beal took a time machine back to last season – 8:56 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Mavericks switch to zone. They watch film. – 8:56 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Bradley Beal:
8 points
4/4 FG
3 assists
1 rebound
5 minutes – 8:51 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
This has been a superb start for Bradley Beal, not just with his shooting but also with his decision-making in giving up the ball when Dallas brings two defenders to him. Beal is 4-for-4 from the field & has also been unselfish, with three assists. Washington leads Dallas 19-15. – 8:51 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kyle Kuzma has drawn the Luka Doncic assignment to start the game tonight. – 8:41 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards are about to tip off against Luka Doncic and the Mavs on @NBCSWashington. You can also stream the game right here: smart.link/5bb65a2b6cedb?…8:34 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/nFcrGDdNZw8:31 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Go Blue 〽️
@TISSOT | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/5PW37HUv888:12 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Porzingis, WCS, Hardaway, Doncic
WAS starters: KCP, Kuzma, Gafford, Beal, Holiday
7:40 Tip @theeagledallas8:04 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Add: Paid a little juice and took Kuzma o2.5 assists (-130) pic.twitter.com/3M1356koLv7:56 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is here for tonight’s Wizards-Mavericks game. pic.twitter.com/KpUmRBJT6a7:49 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Sasha Doncic says hello to Jamie Foxx, then a quick hello to Luka. pic.twitter.com/tNfnUIcE1C7:40 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Jamie Foxx tells me he sat with Luka and Luka’s father Sasha, in Jerry Jones’ suite Thursday. Guess they are buds now. pic.twitter.com/aembR5XAg17:38 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs Hornets: Gordon, Mathews, Porter Jr, Tate, Wood.
Hornets starters: Ball, Bridges, Hayward, Rozier, Washington – 7:32 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Mathews, Tate, Wood, Gordon, Porter Jr.
Hornets: Hayward, Bridges, Washington, Rozier, Ball. – 7:32 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Saturday night hoops in an hour.
📍 Dallas
🎙 @Team980
📺 @NBCSWashington
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne7:30 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Jalen Brunson (left foot injury) and Frank Ntilikina (right calf strain) will both miss tonight’s game against Washington. – 7:17 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. says Deni Avdija will spend some time guarding Luka Doncic tonight. Unseld Jr. says part of defending Doncic is not being too aggressive because it plays into his hands; he draws fouls and creates open 3s for others. – 7:13 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
With Spencer Dinwiddie out, Aaron Holiday will start tonight in Dallas. Full starters:
Holiday
Beal
KCP
Kuzma
Gafford – 7:02 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
With Spencer Dinwiddie out on the second night of a back-to-back, tonight’s Wizards starters in Dallas will be Aaron Holiday, Bradley Beal, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford. – 7:00 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Spencer Dinwiddie is listed as OUT with right knee injury maintenance against Dallas. – 6:58 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Jalen Brunson will be out tonight vs Washington (left foot). Jason Kidd said Brunson was sore after going through practice yesterday and is hopeful it’s just a one game absence – 6:54 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per JKidd: Brunson is out tonight despite going through practice yesterday. Mavs-Wizards 7:40 tip @theeagledallas6:51 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Jalen Brunson out tonight. Jason Kidd said he hopes it’s a one-game thing. – 6:51 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Mavs sixth man Jalen Brunson (foot) is out vs. Wizards tonight. Day-to-day moving forward. Reserve guard Frank Ntilikina (calf) is still out as well. – 6:51 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Stepping into tonight’s office 💼
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/hMnAFxP9Bt6:50 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Asked James Borrego if he thinks he will have a minutes restriction on PJ Washington since it is a back to back, and if he is concerned about his cardio.
“I mean, he’s been resting the whole year so I think we are going to be OK,” Borrego said. “I think we are going to be OK.” – 6:47 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Happy birthday to Brendan Haywood! 🥳
#DCAboveAll | @budweiserusa pic.twitter.com/GuzdIl7N385:49 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Make sure to get to @AACenter early tonight!
Doors open at 5:30PM 🚪 pic.twitter.com/qLtZ2IQIat5:40 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Support Black Owned this Small Business Saturday!
Our first Black Owned DMV Spotlight, presented by @CapitalOne, is @WeAreDCProper!
#DCAboveAll5:32 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Here’s a look outside and inside the American Airlines Center, where the Wizards will face the Mavericks on the second night of a back-to-back. pic.twitter.com/ONVIYC2FGF5:10 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Spencer Dinwiddie (right knee injury maintenance) will not play Saturday night in Dallas. – 4:38 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
As expected, the Wizards have listed Spencer Dinwiddie as out for tonight’s game here in Dallas, continuing with the early season plan of resting Dinwiddie on the second nights of back-to-backs. Dinwiddie is not quite 11 months removed from surgery to repair a partial ACL tear. – 4:22 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
A shoutout to the good folks at Medical City Las Colinas. In their care most of Friday for my first ever kidney stone. Those are as bad as they’re made out to be. Listen to your body. Wish I had 3 wks ago & this may have been avoided. Anyway, see y’all tonight for Mavs vs Wizards – 3:57 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Defending the three has been a strength this season.
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/Lrl3z1OVcR3:30 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Brad and Luka are the ones to watch in Dallas tonight.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/XjKyCAadrK3:00 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The latest Chasing Stats takes a look at how Deni Avdija ranks among the best defenders in the NBA so far this season 🙅🏻‍♂️ nbcsports.com/washington/vid…2:44 PM

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