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Dallas Mavericks host struggling Milwaukee Bucks

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The Mavs are looking to get a win as they play the Bucks.

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The Mavs are coming off one of their best wins of the season and hope to keep the momentum going against a struggling Bucks team. Despite their record, the Bucks aren't a pushover. Dallas will need to show the level of consistent play they displayed against the Bulls if they want to notch another W. Deron Williams is listed as questionable.

What has Milwaukee done lately?

Since being the only team to beat the Golden State Warriors this season, the Bucks have been inconsistent. They've lost four games and won just two. In their most recent game, they were throttled by the Toronto Raptors, 111-90.

What's the biggest matchup to watch?

Khris Middleton is arguably the best player on the Bucks. He's averaging 15.2 points per game and shooing over 44 percent from downtown. It will likely be up to Wesley Matthews, the Mavs' defensive utility tool, to slow Middleton down. This season, Matthews has guarded just about every position even when he's undersized. Offensively, if Matthews gets going from deep, the Mavs are a completely different team than the one that has struggled to play consistently.

Which team stat might determine the game?

Turnovers. The Bucks turn the ball over a bunch, about 15 times a game. The Mavs, on the other hand, are one of the best teams in the league at protecting the ball. If Dallas can force turnovers and get out in transition they'll have a great chance to win.

How to watch

With your eyes. Just make sure your eyes are looking at FSSW at 7:30 p.m. Central Time. (Or NBA League Pass outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area.)