Milwaukee Bucks vs. San Antonio Spurs: Takeaways and Star Performer

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs (15-4) topped the Milwaukee Bucks 95-70 on Wednesday night. The Bucks (7-12) shot 34 percent from the field and they committed 17 turnovers. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 16 points and 10 rebounds. It was an ugly game in which neither team had any rhythm, particularly the Bucks.

The San Antonio Spurs committed 10 turnovers that led to only two Bucks points.

San Antonio is now 10-0 at home.

What were some key takeaways from the contest?

-Tim Duncan Terrific

On a night where most players struggled offensively, Tim Duncan was terrific. The 39-year-old scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in only 20 minutes. Duncan and the Spurs did a terrific in containing Greg Monroe who went for 14 points and seven rebounds.

-Star Wings struggle

It’s rare that Kawhi Leonard has an off night, but it happened. Leonard scored 13 points on 3-for-12 shooting. Even when Leonard struggles offensively, he finds a way to make an impact. Leonard was a big reason that Giannis Antetokounmpo scored seven points on 2-for-8 shooting.

-Bench Delivers

The San Antonio Spurs scored 15 bench points in Monday night’s 92-89 loss to Chicago. On Wednesday night the bench scored 50 points. Patty Mills led the charge with 13 points, and Boris Diaw added 11 points.


LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high five blocks.

Jonathon Simmons scored eight points in 20 minutes.

-Spurs are now allowing 88.8 points a game, first in the league.

Star Performer

This one was a no-brainer. On a night that Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge (six points) struggled offensively, Duncan was the star of the night. Duncan was dominant in the 20 minutes he was on the floor.

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