Wright led the Mavericks with 19 points, Jose Calderon got the offense going early and finished with 18, and Dallas shrugged off the absence of Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night.
Mayo returns to Dallas with the Bucks on Saturday night, a fair time to revisit what went right and wrong with the Mavs and Mayo.
Termed a ‘longshot’ to come to Dallas two days ago, Monta Ellis is in the process of agreeing to a three-year Mavs deal, sources told 105.3 The Fan.
Monta Ellis’ camp says the electric guard has been contacted by the Dallas Mavericks as part of Monday’s opening of NBA free-agent shopping. Where does Dallas rank him? That’s an empty exercise without proper context.
The Miami Heat’s latest spurt might have run the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the playoffs.
Thanks to Tuesday’s 115-108 win at Milwaukee, the Mavs have won three straight roadies, four straight games and five of six. A constant? Vince Carter, who beat the Bucks by hitting three key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter on his way to 23 points, the continuation of a Vinsanity ‘groove’ that is now 22 games long.
Monta Ellis scored 22 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled Dirk Nowitzki’s first game in nearly 10 years with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds with a 95-90 victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
The Mavs missed eight of their final nine shots, were outscored 14-4 down the stretch, wasted a manly Dirk effort – his first 20/20 game in almost 10 years – and lost 95-90 to the Bucks.
He was drafted by Milwaukee and was traded to Dallas in 1982. He signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent in 1984 and also played for Miami and Utah.
The Bucks rallied from a 20-point deficit for a victory over the Mavs on Monday to end Dallas’ 12-game win streak.