The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks fell to third in the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a 118-112 defeat to Dallas Mavericks.
Luka Doncic The lead is Dallas with 32 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds. Milwaukee led 91-90 with less than 10 minutes left, but Doncic scored or assisted on the Mavericks’ first 11 points in the fourth half to give the team a late lead they never gave up.
Milwaukee lost 153-119 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, but the team rested Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holliday. The Bucks had all three back on Sunday, but that wasn’t enough. Antetokounmpo finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds.
Doncic has scored at least 30 points, eight rebounds and 15 assists in three games this season. Feces of NBA combined has two such performances.
The Mavericks improve to 49-30 with the win and are half a game behind the Golden State Warriors, whose game is against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. The Bucks have fallen behind the Boston Celtics and half a game ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers, the team will play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.