MILWAUKEE -- For a team playing their fourth game in five nights and in four different cities, the Dallas Mavericks acquitted themselves pretty well Saturday night at the Bradley Center.
In putting up their best defensive stance of the season, the Mavs held Milwaukee to 38.3 percent shooting en route to grinding out a 91-83 triumph over the Bucks.
It was the Mavs' first road win of the season against three losses as they now head home to host the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. And they flew home knowing this is the fewest points they've allowed in a game all season.
"We've been struggling defensively on the road the first three games,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "Tonight we knew we had to make a stand and we had to do things a lot better.
"We talked about it this morning, we talked about how our chemistry on the road hasn't been good, and the guys made a stand tonight.''
Although they turned the ball over 19 times, the Mavs forced the Bucks into committing 20 turnovers. The Mavs also showed some much-needed hustle as they outrebounded the Bucks, 47-42.
-- Dwain Price
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