Dallas Mavericks prepare for a home tilt against Milwaukee Bucks looking to register their first win of the 2019 pre-season.
Mavericks fell to a 117-124 loss on the road against Detroit Pistons. But Mavericks fans have all the reasons to feel optimistic for the new season. For the first time, they saw what life could be like when Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are on the floor together. The partnership didn’t disappoint.
The duo started the game and opened the scoring as Dallas came out on to the court with all guns blazing. As expected, there were some lose passes, some miscommunications, but Dallas still looked a far better version of themselves than what we witnessed in the first game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Milwaukee Bucks, meanwhile, look well-oiled machine heading into this match. Giannis Antetokounmpo made his first appearance in the pre-season and was as lethal as he was last season. The reigning MVP scored a double-double, with 22 points and 11 rebounds and helped Bucks down Utah Jazz 133-99 at Fiserv Forum.
Match Timing: October 12, @ 06:00 AM IST
Venue – American Airlines Center
DAL vs MIL DREAM11 Team News:
Dallas Mavericks –
Kristaps Porziņģis made his first outing as a Dallas Mavericks player in the last game, returning to the court for the first time since suffering an ACL injury 20 months ago. The 7-foot-3 scored 18 points, including 7 rebounds, in just 19 minutes. The former New York Knicks forward should get more minutes in this match.
J. J. Barea was rested in the first two preseason games but should return here.
Expect rotation from Rick Carlisle as he looks to test his bench strength.
Dallas Mavericks squad for the NBA Pre-Season 2019:
Justin Jackson, Maxi Kleber, Jalen Brunson, Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright, Seth Curry, Ryan Broekhoff, Dakota Mathias, Aric Holman, Baba, Dwight Powell, Isaiah Roby, Josh Reaves, Antonius Cleveland, J.J. Barea, Boban Marjanovic, Courtney Lee, Dorian Finney-Smith
Milwaukee Bucks –
Eric Bledsoe suffered an oblique strain against Utah Jazz and will be missing the game against Bucks.
D.J. Wilson remains out through a hamstring injury, but Sterling Brown and Ersan Ilyasova should return tpo the line-up having missed the last game due to rest purposes.
Milwaukee Bucks squad for the NBA Pre-Season 2019:
Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, Jaylen Adams, Sterling Brown, Ersan İlyasova, Kyle Korver, Brook Lopez, Dragan Bender, Eric Bledsoe, Robin Lopez, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Luke Maye, Khris Middleton, Cam Reynolds, Reyjon Tucker, D. J. Wilson
DAL vs MIL Dream11 Playing Team (Probable 5) :
DAL – Delon Wright, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell
MIL – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, George Hill
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DAL vs MIL Dream11 Predictions:
Milwaukee Bucks have too much for Dallas Mavericks, but the match will be decided by the minutes star players clock in this match.
Regardless, Bucks will start the game as favourite.