Here are five plays or moments from the Washington Wizards' 119-105 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night that are worth revisiting...
1. The Wizards got off to a strong start early against the Mavs with 29 points in the first quarter. The frame ended with John Wall beating the buzzer with an and-1 layup. He then hit the free throw to give the Wizards the lead and trigger the McDonald's promotion offering free McGriddles if the Wizards lead after the first:
2. Bradley Beal scored 25 points on a career-high 26 shots, an inefficient night for the Wizards guard. But he did have this and-1, a gorgeous floater with his left hand:
3. Wall then had another and-1 in the closing seconds of the first half. He made all six of his free throw attempts on the night:
4. Wall finished with 27 points and eight assists, including one dish to Markieff Morris on an alley-oop:
5. This one was bittersweet. Wall found Beal on the fastbreak for an alley-oop, but Beal held on to the rim too long and was assessed a technical. It occured with 6:17 left as the Wizards were trying to cut into the Mavericks' lead:
Okay, one more. Here is Wall running into the crowd on a steal and pausing for a moment to sit in the lap of a fan in Dallas:
John Wall has a pretty good seat for this Wizards-Mavs game. pic.twitter.com/c4I26SDbUF— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) January 4, 2017