Wizards Vs. Mavericks: Washington Completes Texas Two-Step Against Defending Champs

Mar 12, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee (34) takes a shot over San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE

Can the Wizards gain a win on the road against the defending NBA champions?

The Washington Wizards play their last game in their Texas road trip on Tuesday evening as they play the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. Washington lost their game to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday 112-97.

If the Wizards want to pull an upset against the Mavericks, they will have to play defense better than they have. In the loss to San Antonio, the Wizards allowed the Spurs to shoot 62.2 percent in the second half. The defense has to show up for the Wizards to try and help out their atrocious road record of 3-15. Guards John Wall and Nick Young both average 17 and 16 points per game respectively, so the Wizards will be leaning on them to lead the team offensively.

The Wizards have also lost five of their last six games against the Mavericks and are 1-7 this year when playing the second of back-to-back games.

The game is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. tip off and will be broadcast locally on Comcast Sports Network.

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