Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 factors and Damian Lillard added 27 for the Milwaukee Bucks, who prolonged their profitable streak to 4 video games with a 132-125 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday evening.
Antetokounmpo was averaging 41.3 factors in his final three video games earlier than being held to 16 Friday evening in Charlotte. Towards the Mavericks, he linked on 18 of 26 pictures together with a pair of 3-pointers and grabbed 14 rebounds to associate with seven assists.
Kyrie Irving scored 39 whereas Luka Doncic added 35 for Dallas (9-4).
Milwaukee trailed 109-99 with 9:04 left within the sport earlier than occurring a 13-4 run, together with seven from Antetokounmpo to get again inside a degree with 5:17 remaining.
Luka Doncic misses pair of late free throws
The Bucks caught a break when Donicic missed a pair of free throws that may have given Dallas some respiration room.
Antetokounmpo adopted by sinking a pair from the road that put Milwaukee up 114-113 whereas Lillard linked on all three of his free throw makes an attempt after being fouled by Irving to push the Bucks’ result in 4 with 4:34 remaining.
The Mavericks bought inside 127-125 on Irving’s three-point play with 1:26 left, however Pat Connaughton hit a 3-pointer 21 seconds later and Dallas could not get better.
Mavericks: Sunday, vs. Sacramento.
Bucks: Monday, at Washington.