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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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Local
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
Final
WAS 102
ATL 106
 
Final
MIA 97
GSW 114
Final
MIL 98
DET 86
 
Final
NOP 89
SAC 99
 
4th
DEN 99
CHI 85
 
Final
UMO 21
OHIO 24
 
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
ELON 74
MRGST 73
 
Final
MIZZ 61
PURD 82
Final
MAR 55
HAW 62
Final
UNF 77
LIB 57
 
Final
CHAM 85
BYU 121
Final
BUCK 58
MDES 55
Final
UGST 85
WCU 70
Final
UWGB 64
EVAN 62
Final
ARST 71
ALA 76
 
Final
OHIO 69
ARKPB 60
 
Final
UNH 75
BU 68
 
Final
OU 70
CHIST 57
Final
TOL 79
DET 82
 
Final
CLMB 57
FD 47
 
Final
QUIN 50
HART 54
 
Final
SFLA 71
HOF 70
 
Final
HARV 84
HOU 63
Final
BONA 79
JST 71
 
Final
STJOE 74
LIU 70
 
Final
SYR 70
GHND 37
 
Final
MLOWELL 102
MTIDA 57
 
Final
CIN 59
NCCU 50
 
Final
VT 54
NIOWA 73
 
Final
WOFF 82
OHVALLEY 54
 
Final
TEMPL 76
PENN 67
 
Final
RUTG 50
PETE 68
 
Final
BGU 62
SEMIZ 54
 
Final
LAS 73
Terriers 60
 
Final
UVA 79
TENST 36
 
Final
KENT 92
TXARL 44
Final
FSU 66
CITA 55
 
Final
PBY 63
TOCC 40
 
Final
COOK 56
TENNM 74
 
Final
WMARY 83
WILL 49
 
Final
USB 71
WKENT 61
 
Final
HIGH 88
WMPEACE 71
 
Final
SMU 72
ARK 78
 
Final
ARMY 80
BING 54
 
Final
CSOU 80
CARK 67
 
Final
UMBC 54
HOW 68
 
Final
ARZ 72
KYST 68
 
Final
OREG 63
VCU 77
 
Final
PSU 78
AKR 72
 
Final
SCST 92
CIU 55
 
Final
CREI 75
EILL 53
 
Final
ALAAM 61
JVST 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 91
JCHR 65
 
Final
TXSA 57
LOYC 71
 
Final
NDST 64
MNCROOK 63
 
Final
NEB 80
NEOM 67
 
Final
VANDY 63
NORST 53
 
Final
STLU 57
NCAT 54
 
Final
MTST 65
NARZ 53
 
Final
TTU 75
NWST 64
 
Final
TULA 74
SOUTH 59
 
Final
ILLCH 87
STXAVIER 76
 
Final
TEX 78
RFLSH 46
 
Final
BRAD 52
TAMCC 38
 
Final
SMISS 72
TROY 70
 
Final
DRAK 73
IUPUI 60
 
Final
ARKST 58
LAM 63
 
Final
FLGC 62
USF 47
 
Final
COL 68
AFA 53
 
2nd
IDAHO 71
BSU 81
 
2nd
GRCN 64
BUF 78
 
Final
ORU 52
LALAF 76
 
Final
CHAR 74
MIAMI 77
 
2nd
ISU 48
MD 56
 
2nd
UMO 33
NW 40
 
2nd
SACST 45
BRISTOL 33
 
Half
MICH 20
VILL 27
 
Half
SDST 39
PITT 25
 
11:00pm Tonight
USC
CSFU
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
DEL
Final
CLB 2
WIN 4
 
Final
NAS 4
LOS 3
 
Final
STL 2
OTT 3
 
3rd
DAL 3
EDM 2
 
3rd
ARI 3
COL 3
 
2nd
ANA 1
CAL 0
 
1st Intermission
VAN 0
NJD 0