Wiz Conjure Rare Season Sweep of Mavs

Jazz gang up on Clippers, Rockets edge SuperSonics
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2008 10:41 PM CST
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, is double teamed by Washington Wizards guard Nick Young (1) and forward Oleksiy Pecherov, of Russia, during the first half of an NBA basketball...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – For the first time in eleven years, Washington swept their series with Dallas with a 102-84 win—the Mavericks' worst loss of the season. It was just one more in a litany of impressive wins for the Gilbert Arenas-free Wizards, who have also beaten the NBA-leading Celtics twice in their last six games. Also in pro hoops:

  • In a rematch of Friday's game against the Clippers, little changed; the Jazz again had seven players score in double digits and won, 109-93.
  • The SuperSonics remain winless in 2008 after losing a surprisingly close 96-89 game to the Rockets, who got 30 and 17 from Yao Ming.