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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic nets 28 in loss to Bucks

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic drops 28 in loss to the Bucks

Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has been incredible during the team’s four-game winning streak. He had two triple-doubles, but narrowly missed making it four straight. Doncic also scored over 33 points in three of his last four. Nobody can stop the Mavs superstar right now.

The team traveled to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks on Jan. 15. The headliner was the showdown of MVP favorites. Dallas was missing the defenders they primarily use on Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks always present a difficult challenge, especially on their home floor, but the Mavericks were up against it on Friday night.

It was not Luka’s best night, but he kept the Mavs in the game. Ultimately, Giannis and company got the win, but it was an impressive performance from Doncic and the short-handed Mavericks. See his best plays here.

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Luka Doncic nets 28 in Dallas Mavericks loss to the Bucks

Doncic had it going in the first quarter on Friday night. The defense crashed to stop a lay-in on Friday, but it was not enough to stop Luka. See the incredible play below.

Doncic finished the first quarter with nine points, one rebound, five assists, and three turnovers as he played all 12 minutes. Luka made four of his first eight field goals, but the Mavericks trailed by seven points after the opening quarter.

It was a slow second quarter for the Mavs superstar. He did not attempt a shot from the field but did dish out two dimes. Dallas was down by eight points at halftime with Doncic having ten points, one rebound, seven assists, and three turnovers.

Next: Second half

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