WASHINGTON -- In terms of scoring production and shooting accuracy, this was easily the ugliest game the Dallas Mavericks have played this season.
The Mavs beat the Washington Wizards, 87-78, Wednesday night at the Verizon Center in a game that not not a thing of beauty. Dallas wound up shooting 38.5 percent from the field and the Wizards shot 37.5 percent from the floor.
Also, the Mavs missed 18 of their 24 three-point shots, and the Wizards misfired on 19 of their 24 three-pointers. In addition, the two teams scored the fewest combined points (165 points) in a game involving the Mavs this season, esclipsing the 171 points which happened on Dec. 3 when the Mavs beat Charlotte 89-82.
"Hey, who cares,'' forward Shawn Marion said of Wednesday's low-scoring game. "A win is a win.
"These days you've got to take it as it comes. It might not be pretty and it ain't going be perfect, but hey, a win is a win.''
-- Dwain Price
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