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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Big matchup tonight: Beaubois vs. Wall

By Jeff Caplan

The Dallas Mavericks Summer League team is down to its final two games and tonight's 7 p.m. matchup against the Washington Wizards could be a special showing.

The Mavs' big hope Roddy Beaubois goes head-to-head with No. 1 draft pick John Wall, who has Washington dreaming of a renaissance.

Beaubois' summer has been inconsistent, sometimes sloppy and sometimes splashy. He ranks ninth the Summer League in scoring at 18.3 points, but he's shooting just 42.0 percent from the floor and he's dishing out only 4.0 assists in 32 minutes a game as he tries to learn how to lead a team as the point guard.

Wall has been pretty darn good, ranking second in scoring at 23.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Now, get this -- he's averaging 9.0 assists handling point-guard duties. Wall is also averaging 3.5 steals a game.

Check ESPNDallas.com for live courtside blogging. You can watch the game right here on ESPNDallas.com via ESPN3.

*The Mavs expect to get their first look at 7-foot center Ian Mahinmi, who Dallas signed away from San Antonio and has joined the summer squad.