Milwaukee Bucks make a comeback, but ultimately fall to Dallas Mavericks 103-93

DALLAS — Wesley Matthews scored 22 points, including two clutch 3-points in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks held off the Milwaukee Bucks 103-93 Monday night, December 28th.

The Mavericks never trailed and led by as many as 13 points in the second half, but needed consecutive 3s by Matthews to fend off a Bucks comeback.

Matthews snapped an 89-all tie with a 3-pointer from the right wing with 4:25 to play, then followed Giannis Antetokounmpo's runner at the other end with another 3 with 3:50 remaining.

Zaza Pachulia added 17 points and eight rebounds for Dallas against his former team.

Jerryd Bayless returned to the Bucks' lineup after missing 11 games with a left ankle sprain and led Milwaukee with 19 points and seven assists.