Dallas halts Milwaukee’s 18-game winning streak

Kristaps Porzingis’ monster game lifted Dallas to a win against powerhouse Bucks despite Doncic’s absence (Morry Gash)

By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Without Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks pulled off one of the biggest surprises in the 2019-2020 NBA season after edging the Milwaukee Bucks, 120-116.

Facing the streaking Bucks, the boys from Texas were all up for the challenge of clashing with the number 1 team in the East.

Seth Curry and Kristpas Porzingis scored 26 big points apiece in their upset win and gave the Bucks perimeter defense problems, swishing shot after shot from downtown.

“The Greek Freak” tried to lift his team after scoring 48 points but the collective effort from the Mavericks was too much to handle.

Giannis tried to mount a comeback after scoring an insane 6 straight points in just 16 seconds but Dallas kept them at bay with their freethrows.

The loss dropped the Bucks a game short of Western conference kings Lakers with a record of 24-3, while the Mavericks improved to 18-8 and stayed in the third spot in the west.