Brook Lopez got off to a big start on both ends of the floor, and that meant the Milwaukee Bucks got off to another strong start.
Lopez blocked three shots on the defensive and drilled three 3-pointers on the offensive end in the first six minutes, and the Bucks took a 35-26 lead over the Dallas Mavericks after one quarter.
Lopez leads all scorers with nine points and has three rebounds to go with his three blocked shots. Giannis Antetokounmpo has eight points and five rebounds,
Rookie Jalen Brunson, a teammate of Bucks first-round pick Donte DiVincenzo at Villanova, leads the Mavericks with seven points.
The game marks the Bucks’ first look at Dallas super rookie Luka Doncic, who went just 1 for 6 in the period.
Milwaukee shot 55.6% (15 for 27) while holding Dallas to 40.7% (11 for 27).