Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/21

Game 1: Saturday, October 21st

Wizards 90

(3-3, 3-2 away)

Mavericks 93

(2-4, 2-2 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 21, 2006

    American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    WSH 27 25 23 1590
    DAL 17 29 24 2393

    Dallas 93, Washington 90

    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' three-point lead.

    Josh Howard scored 15 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Mavericks (2-4). Dallas shot 38 percent from the field.

    Jarvis Hayes scored 21 points, Antonio Daniels added 15, and 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.

    Dallas' Jason Terry, Jerry Stackhouse, Anthony Johnson and Erick Dampier did not play because of minor injuries.

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