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  • Writer's pictureBruno Asoka

Giannis and Portis's double-double leads Bucks to victory

Antetokounmpo's 30 points,11 rebounds and Portis Jr. 15 points,10 rebounds guided Bucks to victory at home court against Dallas 124 -115.

Dallas Mavericks' current slump continued as a result of Grayson Allen's hot start for Milwaukee.The Bucks never trailed in their 124-115 victory over the Mavericks on Sunday night as Allen made 7 of 7 shots from outside the arc in the first 17 1/2 minutes of play.

Allen remarked, "The hoop looked enormous."

Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 30 points for the Bucks, who shot 55.8% overall and made a season-high 17 of 37 3-pointers.That 3-point barrage was largely Allen's fault. He reportedly completed all of his missed shots prior to the game.

"My 10-minute shooting session before the game probably took 13 or 14 minutes because I was missing so many shots," Allen said.

Allen was unstoppable once the game got going.

His career-high for 3-pointers in a game was tied by Allen, who started the game 7 of 7 from outside the arc. Allen made as many 3-pointers as possible in a half without missing any, matching the record set over the previous 25 seasons.

Allen scored a season-high 25 points and shot 8 of 10 from the field and 7 of 8 from beyond the arc.

"He is more than just a proficient shooter," stated Antetokounmpo. "He'll drive the ball, drive the close-out, and go for the slam if you're dozing off and being lazy. Only makes him more dangerous. They must respect the drive in addition to the three as well."

Luka Doncic of Dallas finished with 27 points, 12 assists, and 5 rebounds but also a season-high six turnovers. Christian Wood contributed 21 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22.

Despite shooting 51.3%, the Mavericks were unable to stop Antetokounmpo or any of the shooters in his vicinity.

Doncic said of Antetokounmpo, "It's hard to go against a guy like that." He is currently the top player in the NBA.

Dallas was in action for the second night in a row after falling to Toronto on Saturday by a score of 105–100.

For the Bucks, Bobby Portis added 15 points, while Jrue Holiday scored 16. Milwaukee advanced to 6-1 versus teams from the Western Conference thanks to Antetokounmpo's 11 rebounds and Portis' 10 additional boards.

Mavericks: Hosts Golden State on Tuesday.

Bucks: At New York on Wednesday.

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