The San Antonio Spurs (17-4) came into the Bradley Center and thoroughly dominated the Milwaukee Bucks (5-17) on Wednesday night 109-77.
Coming off a hard fought win against the Bulls in Chicago the team was hoping to get their first consecutive wins of the season. Instead the Spurs raced out to a huge 16 point lead and never looked back. Legendary power forward Tim Duncan finished with 21 points and 16 boards in just 24 minutes of playing time. The Spurs shot just 24% from three point range but their well balanced attack was too much for the Bucks.
Meanwhile the Bucks were led by rookie Nate Wolters’ 18 points and 7 assists. Though Wolters played well the Bucks starters were dreadful shooting a combined 7-28 from the field. The Bucks struggled dealing with the Spurs solid team defense and of course did not rebound well giving up 17 offensive rebounds.
Even though the Bucks were dominated the blowout allowed Giannis Antetokounmpo to get 33 minutes of floor time. He made good use of this time putting up 15 points and grabbing 8 boards. The Greek Freak added excitement to a game that was tough to watch at times. Hopefully this productive night will lead to an increase in meaningful minutes for the rookie.
The Bucks will try to forget this game ever happened when they welcome the Chicago Bulls to Milwaukee for Friday night showdown. This rematch of Wednesday night’s battle should be another ugly yet entertaining game.