On Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards hosted the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA game. The home team came away with a 132-123 victory behind several big star performances. All-Star Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards. Meanwhile, rookie Luka Doncic continued to impress for the Dallas Mavericks. While both teams are struggling under .500 like Lebron James with the Lakers, both teams have a lot to be hopeful for in the future. Here's a look at the top player performances for each side in the latest game.

Wizards led by Beal, Ariza

It's no surprise that the Wizards' top star led the way in the latest win.

Bradley Beal tallied 30 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds. In addition, he had an impressive posterization of a seven-footer. The video footage below includes all of the evidence and it's likely to find its way onto top plays videos.

Beal had help from the supporting cast too. That included forward Trevor Ariza. He recorded 22 points to go with six boards and three assists. Jabari Parker also came through. Since his arrival from the Windy City, Parker has provided a boost for the Wiz.

Wednesday night's numbers included 20 points and nine rebounds. The most impressive aspect was his nearly-91 percent field goal shooting.

Mavs' rookie shines, Powell steps up

Luka Doncic will be a legend in the game.

That statement may seem way too early to make, but judging by his rookie season it's not hard to fathom. The rookie continues to impress for Dallas, whether it's in a win or a loss. He was on the losing side Wednesday, but Doncic's effort included 31 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, and four steals.

Right now, the race for Rookie of the Year continues with he and Trae Young battling it out. The two players were linked when they were traded for one another last summer.

Dwight Powell is a Dallas Mavs player who isn't mentioned often, but his contributions shouldn't be overlooked. On Wednesday, he had 26 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and a block in the losing effort. Also chipping in for the Mavs in the loss were Justin Jackson with 18 points off the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. with 17 points. With the loss, the Mavs are now 27-37 for the season and just 6-26 on the road.

The Washington Wizards improved to 27-37 overall and 19-12 at home. They're still in the playoff chase with that record too. As of right now, the Wizards trail the No. 8 Miami Heat by three games. Just ahead of them are the Charlotte Hornets (29-35) and Orlando Magic (30-36).

Next up, the Wizards visit the Hornets in Charlotte. That game is scheduled for Mar. 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dallas Mavericks have an away game as well, they'll visit the Orlando Magic also on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

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