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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick & Prediction APR 8TH 2021

FinishedTV: TSN | BSNAmerican Airlines Center Dallas

567Milwaukee Bucks
568Dallas Mavericks

OP
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228.5
CU
3 -120
229o -110
ML
125
-145
Partials
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Score
101
116
Recap

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Milwaukee vs. Dallas Recap APR 8TH 2021

Luka Doncic had 36 points, a career-high 19 assists and 14 rebounds for his 17th triple-double of this season and 25th of his career while leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 136-132 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night near Orlando.

Dorian Finney-Smith added 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Kristaps Porzingis contributed 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Mavericks (42-30) rallied from a late seven-point deficit in regulation. Maxi Kleber scored 15 points, and Trey Burke had 10.

Brook Lopez recorded season highs of 34 points and six 3-pointers, and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 34 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots for the NBA-best Bucks (55-15). Khris Middleton registered 21 points and 11 assists, and Eric Bledsoe had 15 points.

Dallas scored 16 straight points -- the final seven of regulation and the first nine overtime -- to open up a 128-119 lead.

Tim Hardaway Jr. made one 3-pointer, and Finney-Smith drained two to start the overtime and give Dallas the nine-point lead with 3:05 left.

But the Bucks rallied with two baskets by Antetokounmpo and a 3-pointer from Middleton to move within 128-126 with 1:42 to play.

A short time later, Doncic delivered a highlight-reel, lefty bounce pass between his legs to a charging Kleber, who delivered a dunk and added the free throw to give Dallas a five-point edge with 1:08 left.

Doncic's basket with 11.1 seconds left gave the Mavericks a 135-130 lead as they closed out the impressive victory.

Before the overtime, George Hill's 3-pointer gave the Bucks a 115-112 edge with 3:38 left, and Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe added baskets for a seven-point lead with 2:28 to play.

The Mavericks recovered, as Finney-Smith buried a 3-pointer, Porzingis made two free throws and Doncic hit two free throws to tie it with 21.4 seconds left.

Hill missed the possible game-winning 3-point attempt with three seconds remaining.

The Bucks shot 47.5 percent from the field and were 15 of 44 from 3-point range.

Dallas connected on 41.7 percent of its shots, including 17 of 53 from behind the arc. The Mavericks committed just seven turnovers.

Lopez scored 21 of his 24 first-half points in the second quarter to help Milwaukee hold a 71-62 halftime lead.

Dallas led by 11 on multiple occasions, including at 50-39 with 8:13 left in the half before the Bucks erupted on a 21-4 burst over the ensuing five-plus minutes.

--Field Level Media

Luka Doncic recorded 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help the Dallas Mavericks notch a 116-101 home win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Kristaps Porzingis added 26 points and 17 rebounds as the Mavericks won for the sixth time in the past seven games.

The Bucks played without two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) for the third straight game and the fifth time in the past 10 contests. Milwaukee has lost two straight games and five of the past eight.

Donte DiVincenzo made a career best six 3-pointers and scored 22 points while Bobby Portis recorded 20 points and a season-high 14 rebounds for the Bucks. Brook Lopez added 16 points, and Khris Middleton had 14 points and eight rebounds despite shooting just 6 of 27 from the field.

Jrue Holiday contributed 13 points for the Bucks, who shot just 38 percent from the field and was 12 of 33 (36.4 percent) from behind the arc.

Jason Richardson scored 14 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber added 12 apiece for the Mavericks, who made 44.3 percent of their shots, including 17 of 45 (37.8 percent) from 3-point range.

Porzingis scored 11 points in the fourth quarter. He drained back-to-back 3-pointers to give Dallas a 95-93 edge with 6:43 remaining.

Porzingis buried another 3-pointer to give the Mavericks a 103-95 advantage with 4:28 left.

The Mavericks were ahead 110-97 after Dorian Finney-Smith knocked down a 3-pointer with 2:17 to play, and Dallas closed out a strong fourth quarter in which it outscored the Bucks 36-17.

Lopez scored 13 first-half points and the Bucks took a 56-55 lead into the break. Doncic and Porzingis scored 13 apiece for Dallas prior to halftime.

Doncic drained a 3-pointer to give the Mavericks a 68-62 lead with 6:35 left in the third quarter.

Dallas held an 80-72 edge after Hardaway's 3-pointer with 1:58 remaining before Milwaukee rattled off the final 12 points of the quarter as part of a 14-0 run.

DiVincenzo capped the third-quarter spurt with his fifth 3-pointer of the game with 5.2 seconds left and then knocked down two free throws 10 seconds into the fourth quarter to give the Bucks an 86-80 lead.

--Field Level Media

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MONEY LINE ACTION

MIL

TOTAL

DAL
1026p 29%
3488 PICKS
71% 2462p
>
$
$1,148,385 72%
28% $454,444
MIL

PUBLIC

DAL
1008p 30%
3416 PICKS
70% 2,408p
>
$
$1,132,328 72%
28% $436,831
MIL

SHARP

DAL
18p 25%
72 PICKS
75% 54p
>
$
$16,057 48%
52% $17,613

SPREAD ACTION

MIL

TOTAL

DAL
2135p 26%
8084 PICKS
74% 5949p
>
$
$1,247,555 61%
39% $789,090
MIL

PUBLIC

DAL
2129p 27%
7961 PICKS
73% 5,832p
>
$
$1,247,531 63%
37% $740,462
MIL

SHARP

DAL
6p 5%
123 PICKS
95% 117p
>
$
$24 0%
100% $48,628

TOTAL ACTION

UNDER

TOTAL

OVER
750p 23%
3249 PICKS
77% 2499p
>
$
$86,872 16%
84% $456,158
UNDER

PUBLIC

OVER
744p 23%
3172 PICKS
77% 2,428p
>
$
$86,785 17%
83% $411,591
UNDER

SHARP

OVER
6p 8%
77 PICKS
92% 71p
>
$
$87 0%
100% $44,567

GAMES

Last 10

W 50% L 50%
5 5
  • @Minnesota W 130 - 105
  • @Orlando W 124 - 87
  • Charlotte L 127 - 119
  • @Dallas L 101 - 116
  • @Golden State L 121 - 122
  • @Sacramento W 129 - 128
  • @Portland W 127 - 109
  • @L.A. Lakers W 112 - 97
  • @L.A. Clippers L 105 - 129
  • New York L 102 - 96
W 70% L 30%
7 3
  • @Memphis W 114 - 113
  • Philadelphia L 113 - 95
  • San Antonio L 119 - 117
  • Milwaukee W 101 - 116
  • @Houston L 93 - 102
  • Utah W 103 - 111
  • @Washington W 109 - 87
  • @New York W 99 - 86
  • @Boston W 113 - 108
  • @Oklahoma City W 127 - 106

Next Games

  • @Atlanta(03-31-19) L 135 - 136
  • Memphis(11-14-18) L 116 - 113
  • Phoenix(11-23-18) L 116 - 114
  • Philadelphia(03-17-19) L 130 - 125
  • New York(11-02-18) L 118 - 106
  • Sacramento(03-26-19) L 125 - 121
  • Detroit(02-17-21) D 0 - 0
  • L.A. Lakers(01-07-19) L 107 - 97

Last Meetings

  • Bucks @ Mavericks 101-116
  • Mavericks @ Bucks 109-112
  • Mavericks @ Bucks 128-112
  • Mavericks @ Bucks 112-102
  • Bucks @ Mavericks 132-136
  • Bucks @ Mavericks 122-107
  • Mavericks @ Bucks 106-116
  • Mavericks @ Bucks 102-109
  • Bucks @ Mavericks 79-111
  • Bucks @ Mavericks 104-106

Eastern Conference

NBA AtlanticWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Philadelphia 76ers3817.691 21-517-12113.9108.5L16-0-4
Brooklyn Nets3718.673 22-715-11118.8114.2L17-0-3
Boston Celtics2926.527 17-1012-16112.4110.4L17-0-3
New York Knicks2927.518 17-1012-17105.6104.3L25-0-5
Toronto Raptors2234.393 12-1510-19112.0111.6L24-0-6
NBA CentralWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Milwaukee Bucks3420.630 18-816-12119.2112.7L35-0-5
Indiana Pacers2628.481 9-1617-12113.9114.1L15-0-5
Chicago Bulls2232.407 10-1712-15112.2113.6L43-0-7
Cleveland Cavaliers2034.370 11-159-19103.9111.0L23-0-7
Detroit Pistons1639.291 9-167-23107.7111.4L34-0-6

Western Conference

NBA NorthwestWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Utah Jazz4114.745 25-316-11117.0107.5L17-0-3
Denver Nuggets3520.636 19-1016-10115.1110.0L28-0-2
Portland Trail Blazers3123.574 16-1215-11114.7114.9L25-0-5
Oklahoma City Thunder2035.364 9-2011-15105.3114.3L81-0-9
Minnesota Timberwolves1442.250 9-195-23110.1118.1L23-0-7
NBA PacificWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Phoenix Suns3915.722 22-817-7114.8107.7L19-0-1
Los Angeles Clippers3918.684 22-817-10115.0108.2L28-0-2
Los Angeles Lakers3421.618 16-1118-10109.8105.6L16-0-4
Golden State Warriors2728.491 17-1010-18112.9113.7L15-0-5
Sacramento Kings2233.400 12-1610-17114.2118.7L82-0-8

Eastern Conference

NBA SoutheastWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Atlanta Hawks3025.545 14-1016-15113.3111.2L17-0-3
Miami Heat2827.509 15-1313-14106.2107.5L26-0-4
Charlotte Hornets2727.500 13-1214-15110.2111.3L34-0-6
Washington Wizards2133.389 10-1611-17113.8118.6L15-0-5
Orlando Magic1837.327 10-198-18104.3112.0L63-0-7

Western Conference

NBA SouthwestWL PRCHOMEAWAYPFPAST L10
Dallas Mavericks3024.556 13-1217-12111.4109.7L27-0-3
Memphis Grizzlies2726.509 13-1614-10112.9111.6L16-0-4
San Antonio Spurs2627.491 12-1714-10110.7112.0L13-0-7
New Orleans Pelicans2530.455 16-149-16114.5114.9L15-0-5
Houston Rockets1441.255 7-207-21108.3114.8L41-0-9

Last Injuries

Dallas Mavericks

  • James Johnson

    Wrist
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Johnson was removed the last contest with right wrist soreness, and it remains to be seen if he will take the court versus the Knicks on Wednesday.

  • Maxi Kleber

    Leg
    Prob Mon | probable

    Kleber missed the last game due to a lower-leg injury, but it is likely that he will dress for Monday's showdown versus the 76ers.

  • Kristaps Porzingis

    Rest
    Out Mon | out

    Porzingis will not be active for Monday's clash with the 76ers as he will be given a day of rest.

  • Willie Cauley-Stein

    Illness
    Out indefinitely | out

    Cauley-Stein will miss an extended period as he is entered in the NBA's health and safety protocols.

  • Freddie Gillespie

    Acquired
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Gillespie missed the last game while going through the NBA's health and safety protocols, and it is uncertain if he will suit up for Sunday's clash against the Knicks.

  • Trey Burke

    Calf
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Burke has missed the last three games with a left calf strain, and it is unclear if he will take the court Sunday versus the Spurs.

  • Maxi Kleber

    Leg
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Kleber missed the previous contest tending to a right lower leg injury, and it remains to be seen if he will be active versus the Bucks on Thursday.

  • Kristaps Porzingis

    Wrist
    Prob Wed | probable

    Porzingis was held out of the previous game due to a right wrist sprain, but it is projected that he will be available for Wednesday's clash with the Rockets.

Milwaukee Bucks

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | out

    Antetokounmpo is sidelined with left knee soreness and an ankle injury, and there is no timetable for recovery.

  • D.J. Augustin

    Ankle
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Augustin sat out the previous contest with a left ankle sprain, and it is unclear if he will take on the Nuggets on Friday.

  • Sam Merrill

    Thumb
    Prob Sun | probable

    Merrill is expected to face the Magic on Sunday despite a sprained left thumb.

  • Jrue Holiday

    Knee
    Prob Sun | probable

    Holiday missed the previous contest with a left knee contusion, but it is likely that he will partake in Sunday's matchup versus the Magic.

  • Donte DiVincenzo

    Hip
    Prob Sun | probable

    DiVincenzo missed the previous game with a right hip contusion, but it is anticipated that he will be available Sunday versus the Magic.

  • Brook Lopez

    Back
    Prob Sun | probable

    Lopez missed the last game with a back injury, but it is projected that he will take on the Magic on Sunday.

  • Khris Middleton

    Knee
    Prob Sun | probable

    Middleton missed the previous game with right knee soreness, but it is expected that he will suit up Sunday versus the Magic.

  • Torrey Craig

    Knee
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Craig is bothered by left knee soreness, and it is unclear if he will suit up for Friday's battle with Thunder.