Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan Pace San Antonio Spurs Past Milwaukee Bucks

By Jay Desai

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The San Antonio Spurs won their sixth game in their last seven, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 101-95 at home on Sunday evening.

The Spurs struggled in the first half, trailing by eight at the break, but, were able to rally in the second half to pick up the win over the Bucks. The final 24 minutes were huge for San Antonio as they outscored Milwaukee 54-40 during that span.

Jan 25, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard

Tony Parker

(9) shoots the ball as Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard

Khris Middleton

(22) defends during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Big performances from Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan were also key in the win as they helped the Spurs overcome poor shooting.

Leonard had 19 points and 14 rebounds while Duncan finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for a San Antonio that only shot 42.2% from the field, 22.7% from deep.

The Bucks, who connected on 47.6% of their field goals, were led by shooting guard Khris Middleton who tied a season high in points with 21. Jerryd Bayless also played well for Milwaukee, contributing 15 points and five assists off the bench.

Free throws were the difference in this game, especially late as the Spurs were able to get to the line 30 times against the Bucks. Comparatively, Milwaukee only made it to the line 13 times.

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Points in the paint also played a large role with the San Antonio outscoring Milwaukee 52-34 down low.

With the win, the Spurs improved to 29-17 on the season while the Bucks fell back to .500, 22-22 on the season.

Next up for San Antonio is a Wednesday night home game against the Charlotte Hornets. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. CT start.

What do you think of the San Antonio Spurs latest win? Do you think the team can climb up the Western Conference standings now that they are healthy? Let us know in the comments!

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