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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Time to show some Luka-less gumption

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks

WHAT: A game against the bets in the East, minus our young MVP candidate

WHERE: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CT

HOW: Fox Sports Southwest or NBA League Pass

THE STORY: The Mavericks came just short of completing the comeback against the Heat after Luka Doncic went down early in the first with an ankle sprain. With the young superstar sidelined for at least a few weeks but no reprieve looming on the schedule, the non-Doncic Dallas Mavericks will get a quick test to see what their made of by going up against one of the league’s best teams in the Milwaukee Bucks. A Bucks team who, by the way, has only lost a single game at home this season.

With Kristaps Porzingis pledging to step up in Luka’s absence, The Mavericks will try to bounce back and flex the strength of their depth on the road. Let ‘em hear it, Tom.