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2 studs and 1 dud from Mavericks home loss to Wizards

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks offense faltered in the fourth quarter as they fell to the Washington Wizards 120-114 on Nov. 27. Superstar Luka Doncic had 33 points in the team’s second home loss of the season as poor defense hurt Dallas in their return after a three-day break. Washington shot 57.7 percent from the field and had six players in double figures.

The Mavs were shorthanded in the backcourt on Saturday night. Jalen Brunson missed his first game of the season because of a foot injury he suffered in Tuesday’s loss to the rival LA Clippers. Frank Ntilikina was out for the second straight game with a calf issue, which meant Trey Burke needed to step up, and he did not disappoint as he dropped14 points on five of seven shooting.

The Mavs scored just 21 points in the fourth quarter to fall to 10-8 on the season. There were plenty of positive takeaways from the loss, though. Here is a look at who stood out on Saturday night.

2 studs and 1 dud from Mavericks home loss to Wizards

Kristaps Porzingis’s streak of seven straight 20-point games was snapped, but he did produce three steals and one block on Nov. 27. KP struggled to protect the rim early in the game, but his defense improved as the night wore on. The Unicorn has been significantly better on that end of the floor this season, and he performed well over the final three quarters.

The Dallas Mavericks wasted a stellar performance from Luka Doncic in their loss to the Wizards, and here is a look at the standouts from the contest.