Mavericks: Luka Doncic dazzles and more takeaways from win vs. Bucks

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is incredible and more takeaways from win over Bucks

The Dallas Mavericks came to Orlando hoping to move up in the standings. That was all but dashed after Dallas lost three of their first four seeding games. Luka Doncic has been fantastic, but it is not turning into wins.

They were hoping to right the ship against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday evening. It was their chance to sweep the season series too. Doncic did not play in December when the Mavericks traveled to Milwaukee and ended the Bucks 18-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his teammates wanted revenge on Aug. 8.

The game was one of the most thrilling in the bubble so far. The two MVP candidates went back and forth all night. Ultimately, Dallas walked away with a 136-132 overtime victory on Saturday. There was plenty to learn from the game too.

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Luka Doncic is incredible in Dallas Mavericks victory over Bucks plus more takeaways

Luka stole the show against the Bucks. He may have played the best game of his young NBA career. Doncic finished with 36 points, 14 rebounds, and 19 assists in 42 minutes of action. That included multiple clutch plays to help Dallas seal the victory. It was also his league-leading 17th triple-double of the season and a historic stat line.

There were plenty of takeaways from Mavericks versus Bucks for fans. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist saw his first bubble action. Trey Burke is helping the Mavs with his playmaking. Maxi Kleber hit some key shots and played tough defense on the reigning MVP. None of those even made the top five takeaways. Let us take a look at what did.

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