Boris quietly having a solid game with 12 points on 6 for 8. Much-needed on night the Spurs have had to scratch for everything.
Kawhi scored 8 of the Spurs' 22 points in the third. SA with 14-2 edge in the paint in 3Q. Kawhi 12-11 so far.
The Spurs outscored the Bucks 22-12 in 3Q to take 69-67 lead into 4th. SA defense held MIL to 4/19 shooting in 3Q w/ 8 TOs.
Not sure how the Spurs have a 69-67 lead heading to 4Q, but 20 Milwaukee turnovers through three is probably a good place to start.
Splitter's putback puts the Spurs back in front 66-65. 14-3 run here for the home team.
Ginobili draws FTs with a chance to give Spurs their first lead since midway through the 1st quarter. Trailing 65-64...
Manu to the line, chance to give the Spurs their first lead since that 20-2 Bucks run in the first quarter.
10 points for Boris Diaw in 14 minutes, Kawhi's got 10 points too. Spurs are only down 1.
8-0 run for Los Spurs, back within 3.
Duncan scores inside and Kidd calls a timeout. Bucks 62, Spurs 55.
Fantastic D on one end, Duncan converts reverse layup form Diaw on the other to bring Spurs within 7. Timeout Bucks.
There was a Spurs possession: Nice ball movement moves Bucks side to side, Parker drops it off to Diaw inside. Far and few between, though.
Timeout Spurs early in 3rd quarter, trailing 59-49. Shooting 35.3 pct. Everyone not named Tim Duncan is a combined 12 for 42.
Spurs' comeback bid starts 0-for-5 with a turnover to start the third quarter.
We should have expected Spurs to maybe struggle a bit on offense. Bucks defense is legit. Spurs' inability to guard Bucks is surprising.
Knight misses J at end of half with chance for 10-point lead. HT: Bucks 55, Spurs 47. Middleton 12, Pachulia and Ilyasova 8 each, Knight 7.
Spurs trail 55-47 at half. Were it not for 12 Bucks turnovers and a healthy FT edge, deficit would be worse.
It's understandable the Spurs are having trouble slowing the Bucks. I mean, they have the 23rd best offense in the whole NBA.
Spurs shooting 9 for 10 on FTs, only have 6 fouls. These are about the only positives I can find so far.
The Big Three of Khris Middleton, Ersan Ilyasova and Zaza Pachulia is having its way with the Spurs.
Bucks lead 52-41. Zaza with jumper and dunk after Spurs go to zone look.
Spurs continue to play crap D. Bucks shooting 64.5 pct after Ilyasova steps into a wide-open 3 off inbound. Bucks by 11.
Middleton did not cool off while sitting on bench. Drains a corner 3 and now is 5 for 6 with 12 points. Bucks 42, Spurs 33.
Spurs are getting out-shot 62.1% to 38.7%. Down nine again.
Danny Green leads the Spurs in minutes played by more than 100 this season. Wonder if that's catching up to him.
Bucks took a shot and responded. After 11-0 Spurs run, Mayo with 5 points and assist to Henson for hook shot. Bucks lead 33-27.
Spurs bench had 9-0 advantage in first quarter.
Recapping 1Q: Spurs shoot 36.8%, cough up six turnovers, surrender 20-2 run, and trail by three.
Spurs come right back with 9-0 run to end the quarter. Bucks 24, Spurs 21 after one. Milwaukee shooting 55% (11 of 20).
Spurs give up 20-2 1Q run, then score final nine points. Trail *only* 24-21 after one. Mills had chance to tie with 3-pointer at the horn.
Mills misses wide-open 3 at buzzer off great ball movement, Spurs still back to within 3, 24-21, with strong run to close quarter.
9 straight for Spurs to climb back within 3
It's like Kawhi Leonard leaving the bench for five minutes competely freaked everyone out. Spurs haven't been the same since.
Don't need to mention, at 7th place, Spurs can't afford to fall asleep at home against a .500ish team from the Eastern Conference.
Hello. Bucks are on a 16-0 run against the Spurs right now.
Obligatory "someone forgot to inform the Spurs this game started at 6" reference. That's an 18-2 run for Milwaukee.
11-2 run for Milwaukee, now lead Los Spurs 15-12. Middleton lighting it up with 9 on 4 for 5.
Instead it was Cory Joseph who checked in for Spurs.