The Dallas Mavericks extended their winning streak to four games with a dominating 102-76 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. There was a milestone in tonights game as Dirk Nowitzki became just the 23rd player in NBA history to score 23,000 points on Friday night. The monumental points came during the second quarter.
As for the game itself. the Mavericks led the entire way and outscored the Bucks in each quarter this evening. The Mavericks raced out to a 60-45 first half lead and coasted in the second half. Nowitzki scored only 11 points but the Mavericks did not him to put up a lot of points as the scoring was spread out as 11 players scored in tonight's game with the leading scorer being Jason Terry who came off the bench who scored 17 points.
The Mavericks defense shutdown the Bucks -- who were without starting center Andrew Bogut -- to 37 percent shooting on the night, and as for the Mavericks they knocked down 52 percent of their shots which included 10 three-pointers. The Bucks were led in scoring by Brandon Jennings who put up 19 points on the night.
The Mavericks put their four game winning streak on the line when they host the Sacramento Kings on Saturday Jan. 14.
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