Lopez layup, Mavs FT woes save Bucks after Giannis fouls out

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) attempts a layup between Dallas Mavericks defenders Luka Doncic (77) and Maxi Kleber, front left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

DALLAS (AP) — Brook Lopez hit a wide-open layup off an inbounds play with seven seconds to go, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Dallas Mavericks 106-105.

The Bucks held on despite Giannis Antetokounmpo fouling out with 2:55 remaining.

The Greek Freak finished with 28 points

The Greek Freak finished with 28 points to end an eight-game run with at least 30 points. Luka Doncic had 33 points and 11 assists and put Dallas ahead on a layup with 29 seconds to go.

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But the Mavericks couldn’t make their free throws late. The Bucks won their fourth consecutive game while ending Dallas’ three-game winning streak.