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Oct 15, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks a basket in the first quarter during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks with 26 points, 10 rebounds and two assists in their preseason finale, a 114-103 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Friday night.

Antetokounmpo showed off an improved midrange shot -- he drained 9 of 11 field goals -- and hit both of his 3-point attempts.

Bucks guard Joran Nwora contributed 15 points on 6-for-17 shooting. Grayson Allen and Jrue Holiday each scored 13.

Dallas was led by guard Jalen Brunson, who scored 17 points on 8 of 11 shots. Four Mavericks players finished in double figures, and 14 hit shots from the floor.

Milwaukee will celebrate its 2021 NBA Championship and begin its title defense on Tuesday, Oct. 19, against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.


PRESEASON: Mavericks 114, Bucks 103