The Mavs were swept in the season series by the Wizards for the first time since the 1996-97 season. They won both games this season by a combined 30 points.
How do you explain that the Mavs are 18-6 against rugged Western Conference competition and just 9-7 against the East?
And now the Mavs are 9-10 on the road, matching last season's total road losses.
-- Jeff Caplan