Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Eyes on the Treasury Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Department of the Treasury in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Eyes on the Treasury May 7, 2017 1,117 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Income Drops in Q1 Next: Hensarling’s Communication Control Faces Criticism Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe Related Articles Department of the Treasury 2017-05-07 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Following a week of argument within Congress regarding everything from healthcare to the Financial CHOICE Act, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, the Department of the Treasury will release its monthly Federal Budget Statement. The Bureau of Fiscal Service releases a report of the monthly receipts/outlays and deficits/surplus of the United States.This budget announcement comes right on the heels of the first round of votes to move the Financial CHOICE Act forward, a bill which would act as an alternative to the Dodd-Frank Act. Mnuchin had voiced his support of Financial CHOICE in a statement following the vote.“As Secretary, I am committed to policies that will ensure sustained economic growth that is driven by Main Street and not held back by Washington,” said Mnuchin. “The existing regulatory system is limiting, not stimulating our economy. At the Treasury, we are focused on delivering regulatory relief that encourages banks to provide the capital and liquidity needed to create jobs and opportunities for growth, and that provides protection against taxpayer-funded bailouts.”Financial CHOICE aims to end taxpayer-funded bailouts of big banks, impose tougher penalties for financial fraud and insider trading, and demand greater accountability from regulators.The CHOICE act announcement came alongside the tax reform plan announcement, which called for a reduction of corporate taxes down to 15 percent, cutting the top tax bracket down to 35 percent, and doubling the standard deduction. Mnuchin called the reform the “The biggest tax cut and largest tax reform in history of this country.”According to Mnuchin, the tax reform and Financial CHOICE Act are steps to strengthen the financial system.“I applaud the steady commitment and leadership that Chairman Hensarling and his colleagues have provided on these issues, and welcome the reintroduction of the CHOICE Act,” said Mnuchin “While I continue my work to implement the President’s executive order setting the core principles for financial regulation, I look forward to working with Congress to both support and strengthen our financial system and safeguard taxpayers.”This Week’s ScheduleMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTLegal League 100 Spring Summit, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. CSTFive Star Diversity Symposium, Thursday, 9 a.m. CSTFreddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Survey, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTSenate Banking Committee Hearing: Status of the Housing Finance System, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTUniversity of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey Friday 10 a.m. EST The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago
It is undeniable that piano wizard Marco Benevento is a busy man. When he is not behind the keys for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, the recently back in action Benevento/Russo Duo, or his own solo project trio, he is typically making more music at his home in Woodstock, NY.Benevento recently played a show with his trio of drummer Andy Borger and bassist Karina Rykman for a special live recording session at Applehead Studios to a sold-out audience, which will be released as a Woodstock Sessions album. The group has unveiled live video for “Heavy Metal Floating Upstream” (from Benevento’s album The Story of Fred Short) from the performance, which can be viewed below. The band is currently out on the road.[via The Key]
Asheville is many things to many people. To outdoor enthusiasts, it’s a mecca of activity from rafting to biking and everything in between. To beer lovers, it’s a mecca of craft beer from Imperial IPAs to Lagers and everything in between. To food lovers, it’s a mecca of locally sourced, organic flavors from vegans soup to meat lovers pizza. It’s little wonder that all these things go hand in hand. Those who tend to love the outdoors, want to protect the outdoors, and spend most of their time outdoors, also love heady brews and local fare. This is no coincidence; the outdoors lifestyle we have cultivated in the 21st century encompasses all these traits. At least for most of us. This weekend, take that epic bike ride, that long run, that kayaking trip, then head over to the U.S. Cellular Center for the Asheville Wine & Food Festival.The name of this festival is a slight misnomer. Yes, there will be awesome food, and awesome wine from around North Carolina and the greater Asheville area, but there will also be ample amounts of local beer, and even locally distilled spirits, on hand for those who don’t enjoy the vino – who are these people? The main event is the Grand Tasting on Saturday where they will be popping bottles and cookin’ up grub from 1pm to 5pm. We could go on, but the events press release says it all:“Even for locals, it’s still almost impossible to sample every delicious flavor the region has to offer, but The Grand Tasting comes pretty close. On Saturday, August 24, the U.S. Cellular Center will house the largest gathering of its kind in downtown Asheville. This year, nearly 125 local and international wine distributors and makers, a bevy of local Beer City and area brewers, regional distillers, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers will line the concourse and ground floor of the arena. Meet farmers, chefs, cookbook authors, and artisan makers, as well as select nonprofits and regional crafters. Cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as the Amateur Winemaker Competition. And you won’t want to miss the WNC Chefs Challenge finale, when the Best Chef in WNC will be revealed.”So let your passions combine at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival, just be sure to get your ride in beforehand. No one likes a tipsy, food coma-y exercise partner.View Larger Map
Update on the latest sports Also around the majors:— Homers by D.J. LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo), Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge powered the Yankees to a 9-3 rout of the Orioles. LeMahieu provided four of New York’s eight hits to support Gerrit Cole, who won hits second straight start since signing with the Yankees last winter. Cole had a 7-1 lead until Dwight Smith’s two-run homer ended his night in the seventh inning.— Adam Eaton delivered a go-ahead, RBI single in the 10th inning before the Nationals completed a tidy 4-0 win against the Blue Jays. Asdrubal (as-DROO’-bul) Cabrera added a bases-loaded triple to cap the scoring in a game in which Toronto was the home team in Washington. Max Scherzer received a no-decision after limiting the Jays to three hits while striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings.— The White Sox also scored four times in their final at-bat, doing it in the ninth to beat the Indians, 4-0. Rookie Luis Robert hit a two-run single in the ninth as Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak and salvaged one game in the series. Cleveland closer Brad Hand was tagged for three runs after Kevin Plesac struck out a career-high 11 while scattering three hits.— Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning of a 3-0 shutout of the Pirates. Woodruff retired 19 of 21 batters, allowing a swinging bunt single to Phil Evans in the first. Ben Gamel gave Woodruff all the support he would need with a third-inning two-run homer — Guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck are the first two Browns players who have chosen to opt out for the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus. — General manager John Lynch has agreed to a new five-year contract with the 49ers that will keep him locked up through the 2024 season. The new deal for Lynch comes about six weeks after coach Kyle Shanahan replaced his original six-year deal signed in 2017 with a new six-year contract that takes him through 2025. Lynch was named executive of the year last season by the Pro Football Writers Association of America for helping the Niners reach the Super Bowl last season. PGA-US OPEN-NO FANSUS Open without qualifying now will be played without fansUNDATED (AP) — The USGA says no fans will be allowed for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York Sept. 17-20 because of health and safety concerns about COVID-19. The U.S. Open already has been moved from its traditional Father’s Day finish. The pandemic caused the cancellation of more than 100 qualifiers .VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig West Conference postpones fall sportsUNDATED (AP) — The Big West Conference is postponing all fall sports through the end of the calendar year.The conference will determine later if conducting fall sports in the spring would be feasible. The decision does not impact basketball, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 10. Phillies staffer tests positive for COVID-19UNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says one team employee who works in the visiting clubhouse has tested positive for the coronavirus. But he says all Phillies players and on-field staff tested negative for a second straight day. The Phillies’ four-game, home-and-home series against the New York Yankees was postponed this week following a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins, who played in Philadelphia last weekend. The Phillies are scheduled to host Toronto this weekend in a series that was supposed to be on the road but switched because the Blue Jays’ temporary ballpark in Buffalo isn’t ready. In other MLB news:— Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is still waiting to be cleared to play by the city government after getting the OK from Major League Baseball to return from the COVID-19 injured list. Manager Dave Martinez said the Nationals hope their 21-year-old slugger will be allowed to work out with the team starting Saturday and play in their first game after that, which is next Tuesday at home against the Mets.— The Indians have placed starting catcher Roberto Pérez on the 10-day injured list with a sore throwing shoulder. Pérez hurt his right shoulder while making an off-balance throw in Friday’s season opener. A Gold Glove winner in 2019, Pérez has played since but the shoulder has continued to bother him. Associated Press HAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former New Mexico and Illinois men’s basketball coach Lou Henson died Sunday at age 88 and was buried on Wednesday. Henson took New Mexico State and Illinois to the Final Four during a 21-year career that included nearly 800 victories and a feud with fellow Big Ten coach Bob Knight. Henson left the game as the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State, and still ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten coaches with 214 conference wins and 423 total. NBA-NEWSDavis, Williamson ready for re-opening nightLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson are ready for re-opening night. Davis practiced Wednesday for the first time since getting poked in an eye during the Los Angeles Lakers’ scrimmage opener last week. He said the plan is for him to play when the Lakers face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first seeding game for both teams on Thursday. The Pelicans said Williamson will be a game-time decision for New Orleans’ Thursday opener against Utah. Williamson missed nearly two weeks because he left for a family emergency and then had to quarantine for four days upon his return. — Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas (MY’-koh-las) will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his strained right forearm. The 31-year-old missed spring training with the injury, but he ramped up his activity after the virus shutdown and pitched four innings for the Cardinals in an exhibition game last week. — Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) is returning to the Braves, three weeks after announcing he was opting out of the season due to his concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The veteran outfielder said he changed his mind about sitting out after watching his teammates play the first five games. The 36-year-old Markakis says he has the full support of his family, including his three children, in his decision to return.— The Astros have acquired right-hander Hector Velázquez from the Orioles for a player to be named. The deal comes after the AL champion Astros learned that reigning Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander will be out a while with a strained forearm. Velázquez went 1-4 with a 5.43 ERA with Boston last year before coming to the Orioles via a waiver claim in March.— Former National League batting champion and four-time All-Star Jose Reyes has formally retired, two years after playing his final major league game. Reyes hit .283 with 145 homers, 719 RBIs and 517 stolen bases.— Former Red Sox manager John McNamara has died at age 88. McNamara managed Boston to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team’s championship drought into the new millennium. He was 1,167–1,242 over parts of 19 seasons while managing six big league clubs. Lawson staying at SCCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s top scorer and rebounder AJ Lawson has announced that he is withdrawing from the NBA and returning to school for his junior season. The 6-foot-6 guard from Toronto started all 31 games last year, averaging team highs with 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. Lawson put his name in the draft pool in April without hiring an agent, giving him the option to return. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-HENSONFormer Illinois, New Mexico St coach Lou Henson dies at 88 — The Rockies capped a 4-1 road trip as German (hehr-MAHN’) Márquez struck out eight over six impressive innings of their 5-1 victory at Oakland. Charlie Blackmon delivered an insurance run with an RBI double in the eighth, then reached on an error in the ninth that led to a pair of runs. Garrett Hampson hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fourth to back Márquez.— Joey Gallo slammed a tying, two-run homer in the eighth before the Rangers scored three more times in the inning to beat the Diamondbacks, 7-4. The Rangers loaded the bases with two out after the homer before Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single and Nick Solak added an RBI single. Todd Frazier hit his first homer and had two doubles for the Rangers, whose five-run inning accounted for only one run fewer than it had scored combined in their first four games in the new $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof.— Dylan Moore hit a three-run homer and Kyle Seager had three RBIs in the Mariners’ 10-7 defeat of the Angels. Seager’s sacrifice fly broke a 7-7 deadlock in the seventh inning. Shohei Ohtani (shoh-hay oh-TAH’-nee) clubbed a three-run blast for Los Angeles, which also got home runs from Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin.— JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning to send the Tigers past the Royals, 5-4. Tigers relievers held Kansas City without a baserunner for four innings, one night after tossing six shutout innings. Jonathan Schoop (skohp) also homered after the Royals took a 4-0 lead. MLB-NEWS NFL-NEWSTua gets green lightUNDATED (AP) — The Dolphins say rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) passed his physical when he reported to training camp. He will practice without restrictions as he begins his bid to overtake veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job. The all-clear will allow Tagovailoa to practice for the first time since a career-threatening hip injury ended his Alabama career in mid-November. In other NFL news:— Chiefs running back Damien Williams is opting out of playing the upcoming season. Williams’ strong postseason helped Kansas City to its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years. This one lasted 13 innings as Edwin Rios belted a two-run homer to send the Dodgers past the Astros, 4-2. Los Angeles went ahead on an RBI double by Mookie Betts in the top of the 11th, but Carlos Correa’s run-scoring single extended the game. Corey Seager also homered for the Dodgers.Before the game Major League Baseball announced that LA reliever Joe Kelly was hit with an eight-game suspension for brushing back Alex Bregman near the head and taunting Correa in Tuesday’s game. The game marked the first time the teams had met since it was revealed Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers. LA manager Dave Roberts was suspended for Wednesday’s game and Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined.Kelly elected to appeal and can continue to play. — The Reds outscored the Cubs, 12-7 as Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) and Nick Senzel homered in their returns from a COVID-19 scare. Nick Castellanos added a grand slam in helping Cincinnati halt a four-game slide. Sonny Gray extended his major league record to 35 consecutive starts allowing six hits or less, yielding up only Ian Happ’s double and fanning 11 as he pitched into the seventh inning.— Freddie Freeman was productive in the Braves’ 7-4 victory against the Rays, going 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBIs. Freeman snapped a 4-4 tie with an RBI single in Atlanta’s three-run sixth. Darren O’Day blew a lead but got the victory after Mike Soroka left with a 2-1 lead in the sixth.— The Red Sox ended a four-game losing streak by rallying against the Mets’ shaky bullpen in a 6-5 win at New York. Mitch Moreland provided a tiebreaking, RBI single in the eighth before Christian Vazquez following his solo blast with a two-run single later in the inning. Brandon Workman allowed a ninth-inning run before getting Robinson Cano to line out with the bases loaded to end it.— The Twins were 3-0 winners over the Cardinals behind Rich Hill, who gave up just two hits over five innings. Four relievers completed the combined three-hitter in Minnesota’s fourth victory in five games this season. Eddie Rosario smacked a solo homer for the Twins.— Mike Yastrzemski (yah-STREHM’-skee) homered twice, including a walk-off homer in the ninth inning to complete the Giants’ comeback from a 6-2 deficit in a 7-6 triumph over the Padres. San Francisco tied it when Donovan Solano crushed a three-run homer in the eighth against his former team. Alex Dickerson also went deep and Solano finished with four RBIs. The Division I conference has 11 members, with all but one based in California.In other news related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Austin’s public health authority said the city was “caught a little off guard” by the recent announcement by Texas that the school planned to allow 50% stadium capacity at Longhorns football games this fall. Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott spoke with county commissioners Tuesday, and said it’s hard to imagine allowing a crowd of any size watch a game. Texas is scheduled to host South Florida on Sept. 5 and the Big 12 has held out hope it can play a 12-game regular season. The state of Texas has seen record numbers of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the month of July.— Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season as part of a plan to play 10 league games and start the week of Sept. 7, alterations brought on by the pandemic. The ACC’s university presidents approved the plan for an 11-game schedule, including one nonconference game, and for pushing back the league championship game from Dec. 5 to either Dec. 12 or 19. Notre Dame will play in a football conference for the first time in the 133-year history of the program if the season is played.— The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin their seasons as early as Aug. 29. The association confirmed that the football oversight committee had requested a blanket waiver to permit any school to push up the start of its season to the so-called Week Zero. July 30, 2020 NHL-BLACKHAWKSBlackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home gamesCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community. The NHL team says it consulted with Native American partners to establish new policies and initiatives. The Blackhawks will further integrate Native American culture and storytelling into game presentation and community involvement. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SOUTH CAROLINA — Veteran cornerback Maurice Canady and undrafted rookie receiver Stephen Guidry have opted out of playing for the Dallas Cowboys this season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Canady signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys after splitting the 2019 season between the Jets and Baltimore. The Ravens drafted Canady in the sixth round in 2016.— A person familiar with the situation says Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns.— The Falcons have placed fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.— The Eagles have placed three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and tackle Jordan Mailata on the reserve/COVID-19 list. — Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic. He cited his son’s ongoing fight with cancer, the recent birth of a baby boy and his own history with cancer for his decision. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEDodgers top Astros in 13UNDATED (AP) — The Dodgers and Astros kept their tempers in check just a night after a brushback pitch caused both benches to empty.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Carey-Leigh Thomas was questioning herself at the plate. Anytime she missed a pitch, she kept wondering what she was doing wrong.The Syracuse freshman let go of all doubt and put a charge into an outside pitch, sending it over the right-field wall for a grand slam and Orange lead in the first inning.‘When I hit that ball, I had nothing going on in my head at the time,’ Thomas said. ‘I had nothing going through my head. I feel like the key to hitting good is thinking nothing at the time and just see the ball, hit the ball.’Thomas’ early bases-clearing blast is just what Syracuse needed. After struggling to produce early runs, the Orange finally took the lead over South Florida and never looked back, taking the rubber game of its three-game series with a 7-0 win in front of 323 fans on a sun drenched afternoon. In the two previous games, SU could only put runs up in the late innings against the Bulls, leading to a doubleheader split.On senior day though, the Orange set the tone right away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘You always want to jump on a pitcher soon,’ senior Lacey Kohl said. ‘Especially a good pitching staff like USF has so getting ahead and being aggressive early is very big because you always want to be the first one to score.’In the bottom of the first, Syracuse spent little time getting its strong offensive performance underway. Shirley Daniels singled, and then Veronica Grant and Stephanie Watts showed patience by both drawing walks to load the bases.USF pitcher Sam Greiner almost wiggled out of the jam by retiring the next two batters, but she couldn’t avoid Thomas.Thomas took two change-ups and then fouled off a tough inside pitch. After that pitch, the third baseman inched a little closer to the plate, and extended her hands on an outside fastball.‘I had a feeling she was going to throw me outside,’ Thomas said. ‘I just saw it and I took it.’And then sent it out of the park. The early inning pile-on only continued for the Orange.In the bottom of the second, Daniels hit her second home run of the weekend series. The two-run shot was like a bullet off the bat. It bounced off the protective netting in right field and deflected back into the playing field.Ahead by six runs after just two innings, it was more than enough support for SU pitcher Jenna Caira, who went on to a pitch her second no-hitter of the season. But earlier in the weekend, the Orange wasn’t giving much support to any of its pitching staff.In the Orange’s sole win Saturday, SU didn’t score until the fifth inning with a pair of runs. And in the backend of the doubleheader couldn’t figure out South Florida’s pitching until the seventh inning, when Watts blasted a three-run homer that knotted the game at three and forced extra innings.SU went on to lose the game after leaving eight runners on base.‘Early on in that game we could’ve have scored some more runs,’ Ross said of SU’s loss. ‘We had some opportunities, we didn’t take care of it.’Ross told the team before Sunday’s contest about how they always talked about being ‘locked in’ at the plate. It’s even the motto on SU softball posters for this season.But it’s one thing to talk about it, and it’s another thing to actually follow through on.The Orange did both Sunday.‘We didn’t just say it, we actually did it. You could feel it. It was a different approach the entire game,’ Ross said. ‘And every kid had that mode… for some reason today they pulled it all together and that was everybody’s mindset was just being locked in on every pitch.’[email protected] Published on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm
The Bucks (24-4) were on their longest winning streak since a franchise-record 20 consecutive victories in 1970-71.Seth Curry and Kristaps Porzingis inspired the Mavericks (18-8) with 26 points apiece on the road in Milwaukee.Rockets rally sets franchise recordRussell Westbrook (31 points) and James Harden (28 points) pushed the Rockets past a 25-point deficit to top the Spurs, 109-107. It is the franchise’s largest comeback since Houston rallied from 23 points down against the Trail Blazers in 1977.Pascal Siakam had 33 points and Kyle Lowry posted 20 points and 11 assists to lead the Raptors past the lowly Cavaliers, 133-113.Rookie Ja Morant scored 20 points and supplied 10 assists as the Grizzlies cooled the Heat, 118-111.CJ McCollum recorded 30 points, Damian Lillard finished with 27 and Carmelo Anthony added 23 as the Trail Blazers edged the Suns, 111-110.Zach LaVine’s 39 points could not stop the Bulls from falling, 109-106, to the Thunder, who were led by Chris Paul’s 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Cavs get little from benchIt was another tough night for the Cavaliers (6-21), who have lost seven of eight games in December. None of the team’s bench players reached double-digit points. Lillard with crucial 3-point playThe Blazers guard came up big when his team needed him most. With 25.6 seconds remaining and Portland trailing by two points, Lillard made a bucket through contact to put the Blazers ahead.Dame answers… plus the foul to put Portland back on [email protected] [email protected] 11026.0 remaining: https://t.co/gZ3mLZln8x pic.twitter.com/3OGEsr5a8P— NBA (@NBA) December 17, 2019Lakers at PacersLeBron James and the Lakers roll into Indiana for Tuesday’s clash with the Pacers. The Lakers (24-3) have won seven straight, while the Pacers (18-9) are eyeing their fourth consecutive victory. Despite the absence of injured star and MVP candidate Luka Doncic, the Mavericks ended the Bucks’ winning streak at 18 games after prevailing by a final score of 120-116 on Monday night.Not even Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 48 points and 14 rebounds were enough to prevent the Bucks from tasting defeat for the first time since Nov. 8.