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Antetokounmpo has 31 points as Bucks beat Mavericks 116-106

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks' offense as usual Monday, with a little help from Brook Lopez's blossoming long-range shooting.

On the other end of the floor, Lopez helped Milwaukee clamp down in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee.

Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 15 rebounds, Lopez had five blocks and 10 rebounds, and the Bucks beat the Dallas Mavericks 116-106.

''We have a lot of firepower offensively,'' Lopez said. ''But we definitely make our money and get our bread on the defensive end. That's what really identifies this team.''

Lopez has 11 blocked shots in the past two games.

''His reads and his decision-making defensively are really, really good,'' Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''He's just getting better and better as the season goes on. He's getting more aggressive.''

Milwaukee has won five straight and 12 of 14 to improve to 34-12 overall. Eric Bledsoe added 21 points, and Malcolm Brogdon had 19. The 7-foot Lopez added four 3-pointers

Luka Doncic had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Dallas, which has lost four in a row. Jalen Brunson had 16 points.

Doncic, a rookie, had his first career triple-double despite making just 6 of 17 shots.

''I didn't play good at all,'' Doncic said. ''I missed some shots that I shouldn't miss.''

After trailing at the half, the Bucks built a double-digit lead in the third quarter and led 92-84 heading to the fourth. The game turned late in the third quarter when the Mavericks' Dwight Powell was ejected after being whistled for a pair of technical fouls following Sterling Brown's corner 3-pointer. Brogdon made both technical foul shots to give Milwaukee a nine-point lead.

Powell thought he was held while going for a rebound, which prompted the outburst, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said.

''He talked to me and the team about it and he's very sorry that he got thrown out,'' Carlisle said. ''In a game like this, you need all your guys, especially a mobile big man.''

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Carlisle called a timeout one minute into the game after Dallas fell behind 4-0. ... DeAndre Jordan started after spraining his left ankle in Saturday night's game against Indiana and only taking part in the walkthrough portion of Sunday's practice.

Bucks: Brogdon delivered brief on-court remarks about Martin Luther King prior to tip-off. ... Lopez blocked three shots in the first quarter after rejecting four first-quarter shots against Orlando on Saturday. ... Milwaukee recalled Christian Wood from the Wisconsin Herd of the G League. On Saturday, Wood scored 24 points and pulled down a Herd franchise-record 23 rebounds.

HEY BROTHER

Antetokounmpo suited up against his younger brother, Kostas, for the first time in the NBA. Kostas is with Dallas on a two-way contract and joined the Mavericks on this road trip after spending most of the season in the G League. Kostas was on the bench but did not play. ''I had mixed feelings when he was doing something good,'' Kostas said about watching his brother.

SMITH RETURNING

The Mavs will be rejoined by guard Dennis Smith Jr. on Tuesday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers. Smith didn't play Monday, his sixth consecutive game missed and the 16th time he hasn't played in Dallas' last 24 contests. Smith and Carlisle spoke Sunday, and from there it was revealed that Smith, who has been a rumored trade possibility, will resume workouts.

NOWITZKI FAREWELL

It's possible that Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, who was drafted by the Bucks in 1998, made his final trip to Milwaukee as a player. Milwaukee traded Nowitzki in a prearranged draft-night deal - the Bucks talked Dallas into taking Robert Traylor with the No. 6 pick on their behalf, then took Nowitzki for the Mavs three spots later. A 13-time All-Star, Nowitzki has played at Milwaukee 16 times in his career but didn't appear Monday. It's unclear if Nowitzki will play next season.

''He is one of the most incredible players,'' Budenholzer said. ''He's created more nightmares for game plans. He's just a great humble, normal, hard-working guy.''

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.

Bucks: Host Charlotte on Friday night.

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Key Players
L. Doncic
77 SF
G. Antetokounmpo
34 PF
33.0 Min. Per Game 33.0
26.4 Pts. Per Game 26.4
6.0 Ast. Per Game 6.0
12.5 Reb. Per Game 12.5
43.0 Field Goal % 57.8
43.1 Three Point % 58.0
73.2 Free Throw % 70.4
  Defensive rebound by George Hill 0:15
  Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:18
+ 2 Eric Bledsoe made dunk, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 0:27
  Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:32
+ 1 Malcolm Brogdon made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:45
+ 1 Malcolm Brogdon made 1st of 2 free throws 0:45
  Personal foul on DeAndre Jordan 0:45
+ 3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dorian Finney-Smith 1:00
+ 2 Harrison Barnes made reverse layup, assist by Wesley Matthews 1:28
  Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews 1:29
  Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo 1:33
Team Stats
Points 106 116
Field Goals 41-99 (41.4%) 42-91 (46.2%)
3-Pointers 14-40 (35.0%) 12-32 (37.5%)
Free Throws 10-17 (58.8%) 20-22 (90.9%)
Total Rebounds 57 59
Offensive 11 8
Defensive 37 43
Team 9 8
Assists 24 21
Steals 7 9
Blocks 11 7
Turnovers 11 14
Fouls 19 19
Technicals 2 0
18 PTS, 11 REB, 10 AST
31 PTS, 15 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Mavericks 20-26 26332522106
home team logo Bucks 34-12 35223524116
Team Stats
away team logo Mavericks 20-26 108.6 PPG 45.5 RPG 22.6 APG
home team logo Bucks 34-12 116.6 PPG 48.9 RPG 26.1 APG
Key Players
L. Doncic SF 20.7 PPG 7.2 RPG 5.6 APG 43.0 FG%
G. Antetokounmpo PF 27.2 PPG 12.7 RPG 6.0 APG 58.1 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Doncic SF 18 PTS 11 REB 10 AST
G. Antetokounmpo PF 31 PTS 15 REB 5 AST
41.4 FG% 46.2
35.0 3PT FG% 37.5
58.8 FT% 90.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
L. Doncic 18 11 10 6/17 2/5 4/5 1 32 1 1 3 2 9 -10 48
J. Brunson 16 3 5 6/15 2/3 2/2 3 29 0 0 1 0 3 -12 28
D. Jordan 15 15 1 6/11 0/0 3/6 4 31 0 2 3 5 10 -15 31
W. Matthews 15 3 3 6/14 3/8 0/0 1 31 3 4 0 0 3 -9 31
H. Barnes 8 3 1 4/15 0/8 0/2 1 31 0 0 2 1 2 -7 11
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
L. Doncic 18 11 10 6/17 2/5 4/5 1 32 1 1 3 2 9 -10 48
J. Brunson 16 3 5 6/15 2/3 2/2 3 29 0 0 1 0 3 -12 28
D. Jordan 15 15 1 6/11 0/0 3/6 4 31 0 2 3 5 10 -15 31
W. Matthews 15 3 3 6/14 3/8 0/0 1 31 3 4 0 0 3 -9 31
H. Barnes 8 3 1 4/15 0/8 0/2 1 31 0 0 2 1 2 -7 11
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Finney-Smith 13 5 2 5/8 3/5 0/0 1 33 2 1 1 1 4 +7 24
D. Harris 9 0 1 3/6 2/4 1/2 4 17 0 1 1 0 0 -6 11
M. Kleber 8 6 0 3/8 2/6 0/0 3 16 0 0 0 2 4 -3 14
D. Powell 4 2 1 2/5 0/1 0/0 1 16 1 2 0 0 2 +5 11
J. Barea - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Nowitzki - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mejri - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Spalding - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Macon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Antetokounmpo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Smith Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Broekhoff - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 106 48 24 41/99 14/40 10/17 19 236 7 11 11 11 37 -50 209
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Antetokounmpo 31 15 5 10/20 1/2 10/12 4 35 0 0 5 3 12 +10 51
E. Bledsoe 21 4 5 8/16 1/7 4/4 3 32 2 0 2 1 3 +19 35
M. Brogdon 19 4 2 6/14 1/2 6/6 2 32 5 1 2 1 3 +3 31
B. Lopez 16 10 0 6/10 4/7 0/0 3 34 0 5 1 0 10 +14 30
K. Middleton 13 8 3 6/18 1/7 0/0 1 33 0 1 3 2 6 +8 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Antetokounmpo 31 15 5 10/20 1/2 10/12 4 35 0 0 5 3 12 +10 51
E. Bledsoe 21 4 5 8/16 1/7 4/4 3 32 2 0 2 1 3 +19 35
M. Brogdon 19 4 2 6/14 1/2 6/6 2 32 5 1 2 1 3 +3 31
B. Lopez 16 10 0 6/10 4/7 0/0 3 34 0 5 1 0 10 +14 30
K. Middleton 13 8 3 6/18 1/7 0/0 1 33 0 1 3 2 6 +8 25
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Brown 11 2 2 4/4 3/3 0/0 2 19 1 0 1 1 1 +4 17
G. Hill 5 6 2 2/5 1/2 0/0 2 21 0 0 0 0 6 -2 15
T. Snell 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 -7 1
T. Maker 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 +1 2
D. Wilson 0 2 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 14 0 0 0 0 2 +2 4
E. Ilyasova 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Connaughton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. DiVincenzo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Duval - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Colson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 116 51 21 42/91 12/32 20/22 19 236 9 7 14 8 43 +50 211