DALLAS (AP) -- Rookie Maurice Ager scored 16 points, including
four free throws in the final 55 seconds, to help the Dallas
Mavericks rally for a 93-90 exhibition victory over the Washington
Wizards on Saturday night.
Dallas, which trailed by 13 in the fourth quarter, ended the
game with a 17-1 run, capped by Ager's two free throws with 33
seconds remaining for the final margin.
Ager, Dallas' first-round pick from Michigan State, also made
two free throws with 55 seconds left to put the Mavericks ahead for
good at 91-90.
Dallas' Ndudi Ebi blocked a layup attempt by Washington's Caron
Butler with 21 seconds to play to preserve the Mavericks'
eight rebounds for the Mavericks (2-4). Dallas shot 38 percent from
Butler had 14 for the Wizards (3-3).
Hayes, coming back from a season-ending fractured right patella,
converted all three 3-pointers he attempted in the opening half and
scored 19 first-half points.
Dampier did not play because of minor injuries.
- Derrick Stafford
- Jason Phillips
- Kurt Walker