San Antonio Spurs Game Grades vs Bucks: Tim Duncan Delivers
By Michael Rehome
It was the play of the San Antonio Spurs 39-year old Tim Duncan on Wednesday night that took center stage.
Duncan was remarkable on Wednesday night. In just 19 minutes of play, he had 16 points and 10 rebounds. With he 25 point victory, the Spurs are now 10-0 at the home this season.
The young Milwaukee Bucks did put up a fight. They were able to cut the Spurs lead down to six points with two-minutes into the second half.
What transpired after–a Spurs run. The Spurs went on a 15-1 spurt which would put them comfortable position.
Defense was key in the spurs 95-70 win. They held the Bucks to 33.8 percent shooting from the floor. This is a game that the Spurs needed to come out to after their three point loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday.
What was apparent was the length of the Bucks and how that would effect the Spurs game in the paint–well it did not. San Antonio owned the battle in the paint as they were plus-14 (48-34).
Also, the Spurs second unit had themselves a game. Led by the charge of Patty Mills whom scored 13 points, the bench hauled off 50 of the teams 95.
It truly was the Spurs defense that took control of this game. Their defense has now held 12 opponents under 90 points this season.
Dec 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard O.J. Mayo (3) shoots the ball as San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green (L) and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (R) defend during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports