When Milwaukee Bucks faced Dallas Mavericks last night, everyone considered it was going to be a one-sided victory for Bucks. After all they had been riding the momentum of 18 straight victories and Mavs were missing their star player Luka Dončić.

But expectations were subverted and the 18-game winning streak of Milwaukee side was ended by an impressive performance by Mavs’ Seth Curry and Kristaps Porzingis who each scored 26 points.

Dallas side dominated the game right from the beginning and despite a late comeback attempt in the fourth quarter when the 90-92 seems passable but back-to-back throws by Tim Hardaway Jr. and Antetokounmpo left the scoreboard at 199-14 with only 8 seconds to go.

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer was upbeat despite monumental loss and appreciated the offensive rebound of his side in the fourth quarter but credited the defeat to the competitive nature of sports.

This was Bucks’ second longest winning streak following the 20 straight wins that was achieved during 1970-71 season.

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