WASHINGTON -- With wins at Chicago, Minnesota and Washington over the last five days, the Dallas Mavericks went 3-0 on a road trip for the first time since beating Washington, Toronto and Philadelphia from Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2011.
Oddly enough, superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki didn't score a single point in the first quarter of any of the past three games. But Nowitzki was the first to point out that the Mavs received significant offensive production from Monta Ellis, Vince Carter, Shawn Marion and Jose Calderon on this road trip.
"I thought Monta and Vince has been great,'' Nowitzki said after Wednesday's 87-78 win over Washington at the Verizon Center. "(Marion) was obviously great the first two games for us, Jose has always been shooting the ball well, even though he struggled a little bit tonight.
"But we can mix it up. We've got some shot-makers, we've got some playmakers and we like what we've got.''
-- Dwain Price
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