Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Recap: Wizards 85, Mavericks 79

Washington Wizards center Jarrid Famous has yet to play in the NBA regular season, but he's making a case for himself through three games at the Las Vegas Summer League.
The 26-year-old led the Wizards with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds on Tuesday as Washington escaped the Dallas Mavericks, 85-79.
Five Wizards finished in double digit scoring, including forward Kelly Oubre Jr., the 15th overall pick in this year's NBA Draft.
Oubre, who spent just one season at the University of Kansas before turning pro, was 4-of-11 from the field and had six rebounds in 25 minutes of action.
Four-year NBA veteran Damion James added 15 points and four rebounds for Washington, and Scott Machado had 12 points, five assists and six rebounds of his own.
Dwight Powell led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-15 from field goal range and grabbed six rebounds for Dallas. The Stanford product, picked 45th overall in 2014, has been a bright spot for the lowly Mavericks this week, who fell to 0-3 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Through three games, the 23-year-old forward has amassed a team-high 60 points on 43 percent shooting from the field.
Washington led by as much as 17 in the third quarter, and shot 47.1 percent from the floor, compared to just 33.3 percent for Dallas.
Mavericks center Satnam Singh, who on June 25 became the first player from India ever selected in the NBA Draft, did not play on Tuesday.
Both Washington (1-2) and Dallas (0-3) will return to action Wednesday.

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