Also on Milwaukee’s side? History. The Bucks are a tidy 25-6 all time against Dallas at home including only three losses in the last 20 years. The story Monday will be about whether the Bucks were able to contain Dirk Nowitzki and make the other Mavs step up. Coach Rick Carlisle has already had to call out the Mavs on their effort level, something you probably won’t be hearing about in Milwaukee this year.