Washington trailed by 16 points in the first quarter.
The Washington Wizards won just three games in December, but guard Bradley Beal was impressive enough to garner Eastern Conference rookie of the month accolades.
Despite a first-half lead, the Wizards can't stop the Mavericks from a 35-point third quarter on their way to a win on New Year's Day, 103-94.
The Washington Wizards have the worst record in the NBA, but were not No. 30 in some of the latest NBA power rankings.
The Washington Wizards will start 2013 off with games against the Dallas Mavericks (Jan. 1) and Indiana Pacers (Jan. 2).
The Wizards had a balanced scoring attack, but they did not have any single player step up for a big game.