DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 20 points in 27 minutes, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 114-87 on Tuesday night.
Nine of Ellis’ points came in the final 2:35 of the second quarter, when the Mavericks outscored the Wizards 36-21 for a 63-45 halftime lead. He shot 8 of 15 and finished with four steals without playing in the fourth quarter.
Chandler Parsons had 14 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 13 despite shooting 2 for 8 from the field, and Rajon Rondo had 11 points and five assists.
Off the bench, Richard Jefferson scored a season-high 14 points. Charlie Villanueva also had 14.
Washington’s John Wall had 11 points and eight assists. Kris Humphries also scored 11, and Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat had 10 apiece.
Dallas extended its winning streak to three games and ended the Wizards’ three-game winning streak.
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