Wesley Matthew scored all of his 12 points in the second quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks outscored the Milwaukee Bucks, 33-22, to take a 59-57 lead at the half Monday afternoon.
Half of Matthews’ points came on a pair of 3-pointers, as the Mavericks have made 9 of 19 from behind the arc.
Rookie Jalen Brunson also has 12 to share the Mavs’ scoring lead.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has 19 points to lead the Bucks, and Brook Lopez chipped in with 11.
But the Bucks have made just 4 of 15 3-pointers. After going 15 for 27 in the first quarter, the Bucks went just 8 for 24 (33.3%) in the second quarter.