DALLAS -- The Washington Wizards don't have a lot of impressive sheepskin on their wall.
In fact, the Wizards' organization have as many NBA titles as the Dallas Mavericks.
And that one title came in 1978 when the Wizards were known as the Bullets and were led by Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes.
A lot has changed since then for Washington, including its nickname. Nowadays, John Wall is the team's superstar.
But the Wizards have a nice swagger about them, although it's not reflected in their 2-4 record.
"They have a young energetic team,'' Mavs forward Shawn Marion said. "They've been playing some good ball.''
The Wizards beat Brooklyn in overtime last Friday, 112-108. Then they lost Sunday in Oklahoma City, 106-105 in overtime.
The Mavs (4-3) get their chance to test the Wizards on Tuesday night at 7:30 when the two clubs collide at American Airlines Center.
"It’s a good challenge for us,'' Marion said. "We've got to go out there and match their intensity and play smart and make them make mistakes.''
As far as frustrating Wall, Marion said: "He's a one-man fast break. So we need to contain
him and make him take contested shots.''
-- Dwain Price
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