A close game is generally more exciting than a blowout for most sports fans. But if you're the kind of Mavericks fan who gets more entertainment out of watching your team deliver a thorough ass-kicking--or if your ticker or stomach can't handle the stress of a tense, down-to-the-wire contest--Dallas vs. Washington will probably be your kind of game. The pitiful Wizards are bottom dwellers in the Southeast Division and got off to a laughable 0-19 record on the road. The Mavs haven't been without their struggles in Caron Butler's absence, but even Dallas' bench players should be able to keep your stress level low, starting with the 7:30 p.m. tip Monday at the American Airlines Center. Check mavs.com for tickets or watch on Fox Sports Southwest.
Mon., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., 2011