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Mavs misfire badly in preseason road loss

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle watches his team play against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Madison, Wis. The Bucks won 88-74.
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle watches his team play against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Madison, Wis. The Bucks won 88-74. AP

The Dallas Mavericks didn’t find much firepower in their preseason lineup Saturday night in Madison, Wis., losing to the Milwaukee Bucks 88-74.

The Mavericks, 1-2 in the preseason, made only 33.7 percent of their field goal attempts (29 of 86) and were a woeful 6 of 32 (18 percent) on 3-point attempts. Dallas was held below 20 points in three quarters and trailed 42-32 at halftime.

Shooting guard Seth Curry again had a strong game for the Mavs. He was 5 of 11 from the field for 11 points. Forward Dwight Powell led Dallas with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting.

Deron Williams and Wesley Matthews started for the Mavs at guards, with Andrew Bogut at center (0 for 2 in 14 minutes) and Dwight Powell and Harrison Barnes at forwards.

Williams scored three points in 17 minutes, and Matthews had five points in 18 minutes. Barnes was 3 of 13 from the field and scored six points.

The Mavericks used 17 players, with seven players bidding for two open spots on the 15-man roster.

Milwaukee power forward Jabari Parker led all scorers with 21 points.

Forward Dirk Nowitzki, center Salah Mejri and guard Devin Harris did not play. Mejri (knee) and Harris (thumb and big toe) underwent surgery in the off-season.

The Mavericks host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

Clippers rookie out

Los Angeles rookie forward Brice Johnson suffered a herniated disk in his lower back in the team’s preseason game against the Toronto Raptors and is out indefinitely. The team said Saturday that Johnson was hurt in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s win.

Johnson, who played at North Carolina, led the Clippers’ entry in the Orlando Pro Summer League in scoring at 15.4 points and rebounding at 6.8.

Briefly

Cavaliers 108, 76ers 105: LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 15 points, and Cleveland beat Philadelphia. Irving made his first appearance of the preseason after sitting out Cleveland’s opener. Jordan McRae came off the bench for 20 points, including the clinching free throws. The Sixers’ Joel Embiid had 12 points in 13 minutes of his third preseason game.

Spurs 102, Hawks 91: Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 14 points in San Antonio’s first preseason victory. Manu Ginobili scored 11 points.

Knicks 116, Nets 98: Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 12 and the Knicks won the first preseason meeting between the city rivals in four years. Both teams played without their starting point guards. Derrick Rose remains in Los Angeles for his rape trial, while former Knicks star Jeremy Lin sat out after scoring 21 points Thursday in his Nets debut.

BUCKS 88, MAVERICKS 74

Dallas

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

F

Pt

Barnes

19:10

3-13

0-0

7

1

6

Powell

24:05

6-8

3-5

7

1

15

Bogut

13:42

0-2

0-0

6

4

0

Matthews

17:30

2-7

0-1

2

2

5

D.Williams

16:42

1-3

1-1

1

1

3

Curry

20:49

5-11

0-0

0

0

11

Finney-Smith

16:24

1-6

0-0

4

0

3

Anderson

16:22

3-8

2-2

5

1

9

Brussino

14:47

0-3

0-0

2

1

0

Acy

13:45

2-5

0-0

2

2

4

Barea

12:43

0-4

0-0

3

0

0

Gibson

12:10

3-8

0-0

2

1

7

C.Williams

10:11

2-4

0-0

1

2

5

Hammons

10:11

0-0

0-0

4

1

0

Collinsworth

9:13

0-1

4-6

3

1

4

Warney

6:08

1-2

0-0

1

0

2

Hornsby

6:08

0-1

0-0

0

0

0

Totals

240:00

29-86

10-15

50

18

74

Percentages: FG .337, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 6-32, .188 (C.Williams 1-1, Anderson 1-3, Gibson 1-3, Matthews 1-3, Curry 1-4, Finney-Smith 1-5, Barea 0-1, Brussino 0-1, Collinsworth 0-1, Hornsby 0-1, Powell 0-1, D.Williams 0-2, Acy 0-3, Barnes 0-3). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 18 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Acy, Bogut, Curry, Finney-Smith, Hammons). Turnovers: 18 (D.Williams 5, Barnes 2, Collinsworth 2, Acy, Barea, Bogut, Brussino, Curry, Finney-Smith, Gibson, Hammons, Matthews). Steals: 8 (Curry 2, Bogut, Collinsworth, Gibson, Hornsby, Matthews, Powell). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 10:50 first; Coach Mavericks, 10:50 first; Defensive three second, 2:17 first; Coach Mavericks, 2:17 first.ifnnull;

Milwaukee

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

F

Pt

Parker

24:01

9-14

3-3

6

1

21

Teletovic

16:44

3-8

0-0

2

0

7

Monroe

19:27

4-9

4-4

5

3

12

Antetokounmpo

23:04

2-8

2-3

6

4

6

Dellavedova

19:50

1-3

0-0

3

1

3

Brogdon

30:18

2-6

0-0

1

3

4

Carter-Williams

22:02

1-8

1-1

3

3

3

Maker

20:40

3-6

3-4

4

2

9

Henson

16:05

2-6

1-2

3

0

5

Johnson

15:21

2-2

2-3

4

2

7

Beasley

8:38

1-5

1-1

9

1

3

Plumlee

6:20

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

Roberts

6:08

0-0

0-0

1

3

0

O’Brien

6:08

1-2

0-0

0

0

2

Novak

5:14

2-2

0-0

0

0

6

Totals

240:00

33-79

17-21

47

23

88

Percentages: FG .418, FT .810. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Novak 2-2, Johnson 1-1, Dellavedova 1-2, Teletovic 1-5, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Brogdon 0-1, Carter-Williams 0-1, O’Brien 0-1, Maker 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 19 (18 PTS). Blocked Shots: 5 (Brogdon, Carter-Williams, Henson, Maker, Parker). Turnovers: 19 (Beasley 3, Carter-Williams 3, Johnson 3, Maker 2, Monroe 2, Antetokounmpo, Brogdon, Dellavedova, Henson, Parker, Roberts). Steals: 9 (Monroe 4, Antetokounmpo, Carter-Williams, Dellavedova, Henson, Parker). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 5:54 first; Coach Bucks, 5:54 first; Defensive three second, 5:31 first; Coach Bucks, 5:31 first.ifnnull;

Dallas

19

13

27

15

74

Milwaukee

20

22

25

21

88

Att.—10,650 (17,230). T—2:13.

Officials—Derek Richardson, Tony Brown, Brian Forte

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