The Bucks defeated the Mavericks, 112-109. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for the Bucks with 31 points and nine rebounds, while Khris Middleton added 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the victory. Luka Doncic tallied 28 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists for the Mavericks in the losing effort. The Bucks improve to 9-4 on the season, while the Mavericks fall to 6-5.
- Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks playing host to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. And we start you off with young Luka driving to the basket, and watch him work here, switching hands and, yeah, getting that one up and in. Nicely done. But Milwaukee is up by 6 at that point. Giannis showing off some handles here. Gets the basket. Just rolls down the jam. Watch it again. A little shake. And then just the explosion at the rim. Then Giannis makes the nice pass to Jrue Holiday. And Jrue Holiday, watch this little move. Nifty up-and-under, and lays it in. Milwaukee up 55-47 at the half.
Third quarter. Luka, behind-the-back dribble. Shoots off of one leg. Knocks it down, plus the foul. Makes the free throw. And it's a 1-point game. Luke, then, to Kristaps Porzingis. And, yeah, you can't stop the big man out there. 3-pointer goes down. We've got a 1-point game. Giannis gets going, though. Takes it all the way. And, again, just the explosion to throw down the jam. And then Giannis driving, spinning, and laying that one up and in. And then stepping back. Giannis, how about this little move? You've gotta guard him out there. He knocks down the 3. He had 31 points, nine rebounds. Milwaukee up by 4.
Luka, posting up. Spin it. Less than four to go in the game. Lays that one in. Nice bounce pass here from Luka to James Johnson, who knocks down the 3-pointer. Luka had 28 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists in the game. Dallas up by 1. Less than two and a half to go. Khris Middleton. What a shooter he is. Knocks down the 3. Khris Middleton. What a shooter he is. Knocks down another 3. 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists. Milwaukee by 4.
Mavs down 2. Under 20 seconds to go. Porzingis misses the 3. Milwaukee grabs the rebound. And it's still 109-107. Now the Mavs down 4, after a couple Middleton free throws. Luka Doncic drives and makes the layup with two seconds left in the game. Brook Lopez at the free-throw line on the other end. Makes the first free throw. Misses the second one. Luka looking for the buzzer beater. But it's just off. That would have tied the game. And Milwaukee hangs on to win in a thriller. Your final score, 112 to 109.