Milwaukee Bucks at San Antonio Spurs: Game Preview


The Milwaukee Bucks and the San Antonio Spurs will do battle at the AT&T Center Wednesday night. The Bucks have lost their last six against the Spurs.

January 10th, 2012 was the last time the Bucks have defeated the Spurs. The last time they have won in San Antonio was in 2008. Though anything can happen in the NBA, the Bucks are heading into the Spurs arena where they are sporting a 9-0 record thus far.

Defense could be the name of the game. At home, the Spurs are dominant. Through the nine games they have yet to give up 100 points.

The Spurs enter their game against the Bucks coming off of a loss to the Chicago Bulls 92-89–snapping the Spurs five game winning streak. What showed in that game was the Spurs offense. They have been struggling to put up 100 points. In its last seven games, the Spurs offense has been held to just 93.7, which ranks them in the bottom third of the NBA.

Gregg Popovich spoke about the obvious with

Nov 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts against the Chicago Bulls during the second quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

“We are not good offensively, and may not be until March,” Popovich said. “Offense will take a while. We have a lot of guys getting used to each other, and how to play together.”

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge have been the bright spots for the team. Leonard is coming off of a 25 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals game against the Bulls. Aldridge had a monster performance–21 points and 12 rebounds.

The Bucks snapped their three game losing streak Monday night as they defeated the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Jabari Parker finished with a season-high 16 points while teammate Michael Carter-Williams filled the stat sheet with 12 points, nine assists, six rebounds, three steals and three assists.

Inside the paint is where the Bucks did their damage against the Nuggets. They scored 56 points in the paint. They will have more to look for against the Spurs with Aldridge and Tim Duncan patrolling down-low.

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  • Who: Milwaukee Bucks (7-11) at San Antonio Spurs (14-4)
  • Time: 8:30 PM EST
  • Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • TV: Fox Sports Southwest
  • Radio: WOAI 1200 AM


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