3 key takeaways from Dallas Mavericks wild loss to the Bucks

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks loss to Bucks: 1. Luka dunks but struggles to make freebies

There was a ton of buzz entering Friday’s game as Giannis Antetokounmpo made his only visit of the season to Dallas. Luka Doncic loves to face another superstar, and he had a bit of extra juice for the matchup with the two-time MVP.

Luka blew the roof off the American Airlines Center in the third quarter when he got up for a poster punk on Jrue Holiday. Fans can see the play below.

Doncic finished with 33 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, and two steals in 37 minutes of action. The Mavs outscored the Bucks by six with Luka on the floor, but number 77 made just four of his free throws. Poor foul shooting has been a problem for Doncic and the Mavericks this season, and it cost them against the Bucks on Friday night.

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The Dallas Mavericks get zero rest as they travel to Chicago to face the Bulls on Saturday night. It is a difficult back-to-back stretch, but how will Luka Doncic and company bounce back from the disappointing loss to the Bucks? Fans know number 77 will be locked in, so do not miss it.