Wizards vs. Mavericks: Winless Washington heads for Big D

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban - Ronald Martinez

Coming off an ugly loss in Charlotte, the Wizards travel to Dallas in search of their first win.

After stumbling to a 92-76 defeat at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards wrap up a back-to-back Wednesday in Dallas against the Mavericks. Before we look ahead, let's take a quick look back at some of the reaction to Tuesday night's game, in which the Wizards shot 29.8 percent from the field and 5-for-31 from three-point range.

Over on Bullets Forever, Mike Prada went back through the tape and figured out that the Wizards went 8-for-46 on spot-up opportunities Tuesday, scoring just 21 points and committing 4 turnovers. If you want to go through the whole thing, it's here, but the upshot from Mike is below.

In today's NBA in particular, you have to convert a good percentage of plays where you are either open for three or can attack a closing-out defender. That the Wizards can't right now is an indictment on how this roster has been constructed.

Which brings us to Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks, who are making their way through the first part of the season without Dirk Nowitzki as the big German recovers from offseason knee surgery. Bullets Forever's Jake Whitacre spoke with Kirk Henderson of SB Nation's Mavericks blog, Mavs Moneyball, to get some answers about Wednesday's opponent. The other half of the mutual interview is here.

Game Time: 8:30 p.m.

TV: CSN (Steve Buckhantz, play-by-play; Phil Chenier, color)

Radio: 106.7 The Fan, WJFK-FM (Dave Johnson, play-by-play; Glenn Consor, color).

For more on Wednesday's game, check out the game preview, as well as the "Fast Break" with Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor, courtesy of our content partners over at Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

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