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Saturday, November 9th (All times Eastern)

Dallas Mavericks (3-3) at Milwaukee Bucks (2-2), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Mavericks will try to get one win on their current road trip when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night at the Bradley Center.

The Mavericks lost by 14 to the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night, then Dallas suffered a 116-108 setback Friday night in Minnesota to the Timberwolves.

Against the Wolves, Dallas shot 48.9 percent from the field, but gave up 100- plus points for the sixth time in six games.

"We've got to play a little bit harder and we've got to compete a little bit harder," said Dirk Nowitzki, who, after 14 points against Minnesota, needs 31 points to pass Jerry West for 16th on the NBA's all-time scoring list. "We've got to compete a little harder on the glass and we've got to be on the same page defensively."

Monta Ellis had 23 points to lead the Mavs, followed by 21 from Jose Calderon. Nowitzki had 14 and Shawn Marion and Jae Crowder both netted 10 points apiece.

Vince Carter was suspended for the Timberwolves game after throwing an elbow and connecting with Steven Adams of the Thunder.

The Bucks got back into the win column on Wednesday with a 109-104 victory at home over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Things haven't been too great for the Bucks, despite a decent record.

Larry Sanders, who emerged as a real defensive force last season, hasn't been happy with his playing time under new head coach Larry Drew. He compounded his problems by injuring his hand in an alleged bar fight last weekend.

"I put myself in a bad situation over the weekend, didn't make the best decisions," Sanders said. "I offer my apologies to everyone. I'm going to be better."

Sanders won't be charged for the incident. He is listed as questionable.

The injury bug has bitten the Bucks hard. Against the Cavs, Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova, Brandon Knight and Luke Ridnour all sat and their availability for Saturday is unknown.

Despite the physical ailments, the Bucks bested Cleveland thanks to balanced scoring. Five of the eight Bucks who played on Wednesday scored in double figures, led by 28 from O.J. Mayo and 23 from Gary Neal.

Milwaukee shot a blistering 56.5 percent from long range against the Cavaliers.

The teams split last season's two meetings with each winning on the other's court. Dallas is 5-18 in its last 23 in Milwaukee.

11/09 11:19:26 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
2nd
NCSU 53
ND 53
 
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
3rd
NOP 85
DAL 84
 
4th
ORL 82
IND 75
 
4th
PHO 77
LAC 89
 
3rd
ATL 86
MIN 77
 
2nd
TOR 43
DET 36
 
2nd
SAN 33
MIL 44
 
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GSW
BOS
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DEN
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
LAL
HOU
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
Final
GT 62
BC 64
Final
VT 47
UVA 50
Final
OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
Final
WICHS 74
DRAK 40
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
HART 61
MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
Final
PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
Final
SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
Final
RIU 53
BONA 48
Final
BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
Final
SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
Final
ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
Final
GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
2nd
TENST 32
BEL 28
 
2nd
NCSU 53
ND 53
 
Half
VILL 29
CREI 14
 
1st
MD 11
NW 17
 
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UTAH
WASH
3rd
TEAMFOLI 11
TEAMTOEWS 16
 
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