Mavs take care of Bucks

Updated: December 14, 2013

Dallas, TX ( – Brandan Wright scored 19 points and Jose
Calderon added 18 as the shorthanded Dallas Mavericks pounded the Milwaukee
Bucks, 106-93, at American Airlines Center.

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and star forward Dirk Nowitzki missed
Saturday game due to unspecified illnesses.

Shawn Marion tallied 13 points and 12 rebounds and Vince Carter notched 15
points and a season-best nine assists for the Mavs, who have won four of their
last six games. DeJuan Blair chipped in 11 points and nine boards.

John Henson recorded 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost
three in a row. Brandon Knight had 16 points for Milwaukee, which trailed by
as many as 34 points.

The last time these teams met in Dallas, the Bucks posted a 95-90 win on Feb.
26, 2013. Milwaukee was aiming for its first set of back-to-back wins in
Dallas since the 1992 and ’93 seasons, but the Mavs raced to a big lead in the
first quarter and rolled to victory.

Dallas shot 15-of-24 from the field in the opening 12 minutes, led by
Calderon’s 12 points. That helped the hosts to a 38-26 lead after one period.

The margin was 59-41 at the half and the difference was raised to 75-45 on Jae
Crowder’s jumper with 7:14 left in the third. Carter’s 3-pointer in the final
second of the period made it 93-61.

Milwaukee could only get as close as the final score.

Game Notes

Bucks swingman Carlos Delfino had a successful procedure performed on his
injured right foot Saturday. Delfino, who has yet to play this season while
recovering from a previous surgery on his foot he underwent back in May, will
be placed on non-bearing weight restrictions over the next eight weeks before
being evaluated further … Dallas has won three straight and 11 of the last
16 meetings with Milwaukee … Calderon was 4-of-6 from 3-point range.