MILWAUKEE (AP) Dallas Mavericks jerseys coach Rick Carlisle had nothing but praise for his scrappy team.
cheap Harrison Barnes jersey scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Mavericks to a 109 105 victory over the listless Milwaukee Bucks jerseys on Sunday.
have a high character group, just look at our entire season, Carlisle said. have continued to play hard and play together the entire time. made 10 free throws, a 3 pointer and a fade away jumper in the decisive fourth quarter. He came in for cheap Dirk Nowitzki jersey with 10:12 left and carried the team, especially at the foul line.
biggest reason (for the win) was we got to the bonus early, he said. gave us some room to be aggressive, force them to call the whistle and try to get to the free throw line. Mavericks made a season high 19 consecutive free throws, including 15 straight down the stretch, and finished the game 19 for 20.
cheap Greg Monroe jersey said the Bucks did what the Mavericks wanted them to, and it cost Milwaukee.
played their game, Monroe said. played at the pace they wanted to play at. Down the stretch, they got a lot of points at the free throw line. We got to be better at not giving them easy points. coach Jason Kidd agreed with Monroe assessment.
were working into our game, and they were already into the game, Kidd said.
Barnes played more minutes than Carlisle wanted because Nowitzki was experiencing some mild pain in his right Achilles tendon.
didn want him to mess around, Carlisle said of Nowitzki.
The Mavericks fought as if they still had a chance at the playoffs, while the Bucks frittered away an opportunity to cement their hold on the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference.
this point, we playing with pride and trying to build for next season, Barnes said. starts have plagued us all season long. Tonight was a great opportunity for us to start off the game the right way. cheap authentic nba jerseys capitalized on 15 turnovers, turning them into 19 points, and cheap Nicolas Brussino jersey uncontested layup gave the Mavericks a 91 82 lead with 7:12 left to play.
The Bucks found some late energy and pulled to 106 103 on cheap Matthew Dellavedova jersey 3 pointer with 1:24 to play, but got no closer. Barea each had 17 points as the Mavericks snapped a four game losing streak. cheap Yogi Ferrell jersey had 13 filling in for the ailing cheap Seth Curry jersey.
cheap Giannis Antetokounmpo jersey had 31 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks, fresh off a 14 4 record in March. That was the franchise third most wins in a month and best mark since the 1970 71 NBA championship team went 16 2 in February.
think it wasn who we are today, Antetokounmpo said. didn play hard enough. We didn do what we usually do. That the game, and we move on. Payton II, signed to a multiyear contract before the game, entered the game with 5:18 left in the third. He hit his first shot, a wide open 3, and followed that up with a dunk that gave the Bucks a 74 68 lead.
Mavericks: Curry aggravated his injured left shoulder Friday night at Memphis. Carlisle is hopeful that Curry, who continues receiving treatment, could play Tuesday in Sacramento.
Bucks: Rookie G cheap Malcolm Brogdon jersey missed his second consecutive game with back tightness. He sat out Friday win over Detroit and missed two games earlier in March with the same problem. Kidd said that Brogdon would make the road trip, if he felt better. C cheap John Henson jersey (sprained left thumb) missed his seventh consecutive game.
Dallas has won nine of the last 11 meetings with the Bucks, including an 86 75 overtime victory earlier this season. Barnes scored a career high 34 points and grabbed eight rebounds in that game.