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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins Euro-duel with Luka Doncic as Milwaukee Bucks dispatch Dallas Mavericks

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Eurostars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic went head to head as Milwaukee Bucks took on Dallas Mavericks

Giannis Antetokounmpo won his European head-to-head with Luka Doncic as the Milwaukee Bucks improved their NBA-best record to 41-13 with a 122-107 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Antetokounmpo was at his dominant best, recording 29 points (on ultra-efficient 13-of-19 shooting) and 17 rebounds to help Milwaukee pull away in the second quarter and cruise to a comfortable win.

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In a sight that has become all-too-familiar to Bucks' opponents, Giannis repeatedly drove to the basket, using his length and strength to draw fouls and finish at the rim.

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Rookie sensation Doncic finished the game with team-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting.

The Slovenian star produced a selection of highlight plays - a first-quarter floater over Brook Lopez, a second-quarter step-back three-pointer and an improvised fourth-quarter finish that resulted in a three-point play - but the Mavericks could not keep pace with the Bucks and ultimately fell to a 15-point defeat.

Friday night's scores

  • Golden State Warriors 117-107 Phoenix Suns
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 117-122 New Orleans Pelicans
  • Milwaukee Bucks 122-107 Dallas Mavericks
  • New York Knicks 103-120 Detroit Pistons
  • Denver Nuggets 110-117 Philadelphia 76ers
  • Miami Heat 96-102 Sacramento Kings
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 106-119 Washington Wizards
  • Chicago Bulls 125-106 Brooklyn Nets

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Giannis and Luka's best plays.

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