Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways From Loss To Dallas Mavericks

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For the second week in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks came undone in a home Sunday matinee game, falling to the Dallas Mavericks on this occasion.

Now might be a good time to remind the Milwaukee Bucks that playoff matches can often be scheduled for early starts on weekends.

For the second consecutive week, the Bucks lost a home game they would have been expected to win based on their recent form and considering the next early weekend tip they may feature in could have considerably higher stakes, that’s a little concerning.

Jason Kidd pulled no punches on the topic after the game, admitting:

"“We haven’t played well in the afternoon.”"

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On this particular occasion, there was no joy for Jason Kidd and Jason Terry against the coach and team they won their single career championship with in 2011, as even in spite of a colossal performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Mavericks prevailed.

With nothing of note left to play for, Dallas could have been the kind of team that’s already thinking about their summer vacations, but that’s not a feature of any Rick Carlisle coached team.

The Mavericks played with a fire and determination that Milwaukee simply couldn’t match as a collective, and in the end that proved to be too big of a gap for the Bucks to overcome, even with superior talent.

Without further ado, let’s hone in on some of the key takeaways from this Bucks defeat.