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Game Thread: Wizards (13-33) at Mavericks (31-15)

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WHO: The Dallas Mavericks host the Washington Wizards

WHAT: Hopefully not an end to the Wizards' 23-game losing streak on the road.

WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 7:30pm CT

HOW: League Pass | FSSW-DAL | Comcast SportsNet | KESN | WJFK

THE STORY: Sad story: the Mavericks actually hold the record for most consecutive road losses to start the season at 29. Behind them are the New Orleans Jazz (that makes SO much more sense) with 28, and just behind them are the lowly Wizards with 23. They are losing close games, and with John Wall, Nick Young and JaVale McGee, they have a potentially potent offense that can't seem to find its way. The Mavericks should win this one, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. As always, you will find some links after the jump, and as a D.C. native, I agree: Bullets (Forever) makes SO much more sense!!!

Wizards-Mavericks Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The Washington Wizards are faced with another back-to-back set of games as they try to end their road woes. The Wizards will look to end their 0-23 road start Monday night when they also try to snap the Dallas Mavericks' four-game win streak. Washington (13-33) began this four-game road trip with possibly its best chance of ending its road futility with a 124-117 double-overtime loss to Oklahoma City on Friday.

Inside Report: Wizards-Mavericks preview — Mavs try to hoax Wizards
On paper, the Washington Wizards should serve as the perfect opponent for the Mavericks to conclude what could be a perfect four-game homestand. The Mavericks (31-15) enter Monday night’s matchup riding a four-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Wizards are still searching for their first road win of the season, going 0-23 thus far away from the nation’s capital.

Shootaround Report: Wizards (13-33) at Mavericks (31-15) - Mavs Fast Break
Mavericks swingman DeShawn Stevenson remembers this time last year very well, when he was thought of as simply a throw-in as part of the seven-player All-Star Weekend trade between Washington and Dallas. Looking back, Stevenson says it’s the best thing that could have happened.

DeShawn Stevenson the last man standing from Wizards-Mavericks trade
DeShawn Stevenson will be in his usual starting spot at shooting guard tonight against the Washington Wizards. With Caron Butler out for the season and Brendan Haywood going through a forgettable year so far, Stevenson is the lone starter left for the Mavericks from last February's trade with the Wizards, in which Josh Howard and others were jettisoned to the Wizards.

Dallas Mavericks Blog: Small Forward & Josh Howard
Who will Dallas Maverickscoach Rick Carlisle select to start at small forward now that Sasha Pavlovic is gone and Peja Stojakovic is at least a week away from playing? In typical Carlisle fashion, he's withholding that information until NBA rules force him to officially turn in his lineup shortly before game time when the Mavs take on the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m.