The Milwaukee Bucks rallied from 14-points down to tie the game at 89-all, but the Dallas Mavericks rebounded to pull out a 103-93 win at American Airlines Center on Monday night.
Former Marquette standout Wesley Matthews answered the Bucks run with a pair of three pointers to give Dallas a 95-91 lead, a lead they would not relinquish.
Matthews led the Mavericks (18-13) with 22 points and former Buck Zaza Pachulia had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki was just 3 of 15 from the field and scored a season-low seven points.
Jerryd Bayless returned to the Bucks lineup after missing eleven games with an ankle injury. He came off the bench and led the Bucks with 19 points. Khris Middleton, who was ejected in the final seconds, added 15 points for the Bucks (12-20) who dropped to three-and-14 on the road this season.
The Bucks have a quick turn-around, facing the Thunder in Oklahoma City tonight.