Mavericks 91, Bucks 83

THE FACT: O.J. Mayo won the scoring battle but Monta Ellis won the war as the former Bucks guard led Dallas over the Bucks and the former Mavericks guard. THE LEAD: Ellis posted 18 points, five assists and three steals to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 91-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Ellis continually broke down Milwaukee's defense in the first quarter as the Mavericks (4-3) built a 34-19 after one and led by as many as 19 in the third quarter. Mayo led all scorers with 28 points and helped rally the Bucks (2-3) within two points in the fourth quarter, but they never got back to even. Caron Butler added 19 and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, while Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points for the Mavericks. QUOTABLE: "We were losing momentum really fast and those guys were starting to feel confident. I just read a play and jumped in the passing lane, and then we got one right after that with DeJuan Blair. That spark really gave us the momentum t



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