The Wizards will end 2013 at 14-14, leaving 52 games for 2014. No team will play more.
The Hawks top big man and team MVP will miss the remainder of the season following shoulder surgery on Tuesday.
When the Mavericks beat the Timberwolves, NBA officials proved again that on the final shot, they're less likely to call a foul on the defense as long as the contact isn't excessive.
The Wizards have bounced back from a four-game losing streak that knocked them below .500 by winning five of their last six games to get to 14-14.