ATLANTA (AP) — When Trae Young hit a hot scoring stretch in the third period, the Washington Wizards knew they were in trouble.
Young scored 16 of his 30 points in the third period to help Atlanta stretch its lead and the Hawks beat the Wizards 118-103 on Wednesday night.
Washington Wizards (35-44, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (41-38, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will try to keep its three-game home win streak intact when the Hawks face Washington.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter as Washington took control, and the Wizards pulled away for a 132-114 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once introductions for the game against the Dallas Mavericks were complete Friday night, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope delivered a direct message to Washington Wizards teammate Kristaps Porzingis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tomas Satoransky couldn't decide if this type of double-double was good or bad. It was certainly unusual.
Satoransky went scoreless Wednesday night, but he also had 13 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Washington Wizards to a 127-110 win over the Orlando Magic.
Orlando Magic (20-56, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (32-43, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wizards -3.5; over/under is 221.5
Golden State Warriors (48-26, third in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (31-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Wizards take on the Golden State Warriors in out-of-conference play.
DETROIT (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Wizards held on to beat the Detroit Pistons 100-97 on Friday night.
The Wizards had lost eight of nine, falling 114-102 at Milwaukee on Thursday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie looked a little puzzled at first over a question after a recent game about what changed when his scoreless first quarter was followed by 11 points in the second.
Once the Dallas guard had clarity, he flashed a quick smile.
HOUSTON (AP) — Late in a difficult season, Christian Wood gave the Houston Rockets a reason to smile Monday night.
Wood set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 39 points as the Rockets used a huge second-half run to rally for a 115-97 win over the Washington Wizards.
WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James passed Karl Malone on the career scoring list, leaving only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar still to catch.
Then the Los Angeles Lakers wasted another stellar performance by their star.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis finally made his debut for the Washington Wizards — and didn't need much time to make a big impact.
Porzingis scored 25 points in his first game for Washington, and the Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers 133-123 on Sunday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is set to make his debut for the Washington Wizards when he returns from a bone bruise to face the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.
Coach Wes Unseld Jr. said Porzingis would be available.
DALLAS (AP) — All-Star guard Luka Doncic sat out the Dallas Mavericks' home game against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday because of a left toe sprain.
Doncic ranks sixth in the NBA in scoring (27.8 points per game), 18th in rebounding (9.2) and fifth in assists (8.8).
DALLAS (AP) — Through all the triple-doubles, buzzer-beaters and three All-Star Game trips in four seasons, Luka Doncic never averaged 40 points over a four-game stretch until the final quartet before the break.
Dallas Mavericks (35-24, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (36-22, fourth in the Western Conference)
Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Jazz -6; over/under is 216.5
MIAMI (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 107-99 Tuesday night.
Jalen Brunson and Maxi Kleber each finished with 19 points and Dorian Finney Smith had 14 points for the Mavericks, who have won 17 of 23 since Jan.
The Washington Wizards approached the trade deadline in a familiar position — on the fringe of playoff contention in the Eastern Conference — and whether they make the postseason or not, they'll have to do it without star Bradley Beal.
PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton scored 27 points, Mikal Bridges added 18 and the Phoenix Suns beat Milwaukee 131-107 on Thursday night in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals won by the Bucks.
The game was tight throughout most of the first half but the Suns slowly pulled away in the third quarter, building a 97-77 advantage going into the fourth.
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis never could escape the shadow of injuries in Dallas after the blockbuster trade that brought the 7-foot-3 Latvian from New York.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic says he will miss Kristaps Porzingis after the Dallas Mavericks traded the player who never quite measured up as the European sidekick to the team's young superstar.
Never mind what the game showed just a few hours after the deal at the trading deadline.
In swapping James Harden for Ben Simmons, the Brooklyn Nets decided they needed to act now as they slide down the standings.
The Los Angeles Lakers didn't do the same.
A number of deals were made Thursday before the NBA's trade deadline, topped by the blockbuster between the Nets and Philadelphia 76ers.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic recorded the highest-scoring quarter in the NBA this season with 28 points in the first against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
Doncic made seven of his first nine 3-pointers, plenty of them several feet behind the arc in the highest-scoring quarter of the 22-year-old's career, regular season or playoffs.
Los Angeles Clippers (27-29, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (32-23, fifth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas is looking to extend its three-game win streak with a victory over Los Angeles.
Atlanta Hawks (25-27, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (30-23, fifth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and Trae Young meet when Dallas hosts Atlanta.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 12 assists and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled former coach Rick Carlisle’s return with Indiana, routing the Pacers 132-105 on Saturday night.
Carlisle coached the Mavericks during the past 13 seasons, leading the team to its lone title in 2011.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Luka Doncic had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists for his sixth triple-double this season, and the Dallas Mavericks led wire-to-wire in a 132-112 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Dallas Mavericks (27-21, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (20-27, 10th in the Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Trail Blazers -4; over/under is 217.5
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 37 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists and Kristaps Porzingis had 15 points, eight rebounds and a season-best six blocks as the Dallas Mavericks shut down the Memphis Grizzlies to win 104-91 on Sunday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Devin Booker scored 28 points, Chris Paul had 20 points and 11 assists, and the Phoenix Suns rallied late to beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-101 on Thursday night.
In a matchup of two of the NBA’s hottest teams, Phoenix (35-9) finished a sweep of its season-high, five-game road trip and won its ninth straight against the Mavericks.
DALLAS (AP) — Devin Booker scored 28 points, Chris Paul had 20 points and 11 assists with no turnovers, and the Phoenix Suns rallied late to beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-101 on Thursday night.
In a matchup of two of the NBA’s hottest teams, Phoenix (35-9) finished a sweep of its season-high, five-game road trip and won its ninth straight against the Mavericks by outscoring Dallas 35-19 in the fourth quarter.
Phoenix Suns (34-9, first in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (26-19, fifth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -2; over/under is 213
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored a season-high 41 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 1:01 to play, and tied his season best with 14 rebounds as the surging Dallas Mavericks held off the Toronto Raptors 102-98 on Wednesday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 20 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his third triple-double in five games, and the surging Dallas Mavericks withstood a late run by the Oklahoma City Thunder to win 104-102 Monday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis got the call on the first play of his first game in two weeks for the Dallas Mavericks.
That started a strong return for the 7-foot-3 Latvian.
Porzingis scored 12 of his 19 points in the first quarter and the Mavericks cruised to a 108-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
Chicago Bulls (25-10, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (20-18, fifth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago will try to keep its three-game road win streak alive when the Bulls take on Dallas.
HOUSTON (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points and seven assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 130-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Dallas was without Luka Doncic, who was sidelined with a right ankle sprain, and Kristaps Porzingis, who missed his fourth straight game in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Golden State Warriors (28-7, first in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (18-18, fifth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry leads Golden State into a matchup with Dallas.
Denver Nuggets (18-16, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (17-18, eighth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -2.5
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help the Dallas Mavericks roll past the Sacramento Kings 112-96 on Friday.
Jalen Brunson added 23 points and eight assists for the Mavericks, who had lost five of their previous seven games.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Chimezie Metu made a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Sacramento Kings a 95-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night in the opener of a two-game set between the teams.
Dallas Mavericks (16-18, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (15-21, 11th in the Western Conference)
Sacramento, California; Friday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks visit De'Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings in Western Conference action.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had a season-high 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 132-117 on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points, D’Angelo Russell added 22 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-105 on Sunday in another matchup between short-handed teams dealing with recent COVID-19 issues.
Dallas Mavericks (14-14, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (14-15, ninth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic leads Dallas into a matchup against Minnesota.
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Austin Reaves hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and give the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Reaves’ basket, his fifth from behind the arc, was the only Lakers basket in overtime scored by someone other than the team’s Big Three.
Los Angeles Lakers (15-13, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (14-13, seventh in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks host the Los Angeles Lakers.
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks, and Dallas hit a season-high 19 3-pointers as the Mavericks routed the Charlotte Hornets 120-96 on Monday night to sweep a back-to-back without All-Star guard Luka Doncic.
Charlotte Hornets (15-13, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (13-13, seventh in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -3.5; over/under is 219.5