Mike Monroe

#Spurs notebook: Scoreless @Cory Joseph finds way to make big impact; J. Kidd wonders 'what if?' expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @mySA

Paul Garcia

Seeing a lot of folks tell me Klay Thompson will likely get the West POTW, which is likely true, but others can be nominated. Like Kawhi

Paul Garcia

Good chance Kawhi Leonard gets a West Player of the Week nomination today. Averaged 16.8 PPG, 11.8 REB, 2.0 AST, & 1.8 STL. SA went 3-1

Quixem Ramirez

"So, Pop, what's your take on Deflategate?" http://t.co/B5LEU8PEKU

Quixem Ramirez

"So, Pop, would you rather have a dragon or be a dragon?" http://t.co/5YuU58izJh

Paul Garcia

Through 12 January games, the Spurs are now 9-3. With win over Bucks (.500 or above), the Spurs are 4-2 against those "good" teams in Jan.

Paul Garcia

Meanwhile we're a little over halfway through the season and those dudes from Oklahoma City are still sitting in 10th place in the West.

Paul Garcia

The Mavs fell to 6th tonight, Clippers moved up to 5th. Spurs (7th) are now 1.5 back on DAL, 3 games ahead of PHX (8th) out west.

Paul Garcia

That Kawhi Leonard guy is a pretty good basketball player. Info via the Spurs. http://t.co/1PcevRhk7l

Paul Garcia

Coach Pop on Cory Joseph's play vs. The Bucks: http://t.co/G8TaRg0jNe

Quixem Ramirez

Limitless caption opportunities with this photo http://t.co/stpQ9zBmvl

Paul Garcia

Spurs use second half rally to beat Bucks bit.ly/1uON7M8 writes @andersonstevem

Jeff McDonald

I guess if you put enough "8 wins in 10 games" stretches together, you probably move up.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs did pick up a game on 6th-place Dallas tonight. Now two back in the loss column. Making up ground in the West is a slog.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs are 8-2 in past 10. Only Atlanta (10-0) and GSW (9-1) have been better in that time. And yet ... Spurs still in seventh.

Michael De Leon

Spurs use second half rally to beat Bucks ift.tt/1zM08Hi #spurs

Boris Diaw

Un peu plus tôt ce soir pour les insomniaques. Comment allez vous d'ailleurs ? Une bonne victoire. Continuons comme cela. Bonne nuit

Boris Diaw

A good win on a Sunday evening before starting another week! Thanks best fans in the NBA. Have a great Sunday night ! #GoSpursGo

Paul Garcia

The Spurs improved to 29-17 with a 101-95 victory over the Bucks. SA outscored MIL 54-40 in the 2nd half. @andersonstevem will have recap.

Jeff McDonald

Can't imagine a lot of teams have given up a 20-2 run in a game they wound up winning.

Jeff McDonald

Pop said Leonard tweaked an ankle in the first quarter, had to go back to the locker room to get re-taped.

Dan McCarney

Leonard with 19/19, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block; Duncan with 20/11, 3 blocks in 101-95 victory over Milwaukee. Spurs overcome 12-point def.

Dan McCarney

Not pretty but Spurs are going to grind out a W here to improve to 2-0 on their 6-game homestand.

Jeff McDonald

Bayless played well, for the most part, but two makeable floaters late that missed will probably doom Milwaukee.

Dan McCarney

Also 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block.

Dan McCarney

Bayless misses another floater, Leonard rebounds and is fouled. That's 17/14 for him.

Jeff McDonald

Kawhi Leonard: 17 points, 13 boards, three steals.

Jeff McDonald

Tim Duncan: 20 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks (cough and five turnovers cough).

Jeff McDonald

Parker swishes both. Spurs up four, 20.1 ticks left. Bucks' possession coming out of the timeout.

Dan McCarney

Bayless had makeable floater for the tie but left it short. Duncan rebound, Parker fouled, makes both, Spurs by 4 w/ 20.1 seconds left.

Jeff McDonald

Reset: Spurs up 97-95, shooting foul shots with 20.1 seconds left. Parker at the line.

Dan McCarney

TO/transition dunk for Middleton makes it a 2-point game...

Dan McCarney

More optical daggers from Pop at Leonard after Middleton hits 3 in his face.

Dan McCarney

I feel so...unsatisfied.

Dan McCarney

That would have been magnificent, too. Like a condor unfurling it's entire wingspan.

Jeff McDonald

According to official play-by-play, he didn't even get ball. RT @Dan McCarney: Looked like Boris got some hand on that block there to me.

Dan McCarney

Ha, oh yeah. And forearm. Not even close to a clean block.

Dan McCarney

Looked like Boris got some hand on that block there to me.

Dan McCarney

Manu makes both FTs, Spurs have their largest lead at 93-84.

Dan McCarney

Giannis, you have just been Ginobilid.

Jeff McDonald

Everything is fluid. RT @ke_ne_au only six minutes again today, has he fallen out of the rotation?

Dan McCarney

Pretty good 2nd half for Kawhi: 11 points, 3 for 4, w/ 7 rebounds.

Dan McCarney

Pop flailing and gesticulating on the sideline like it's June.

Dan McCarney

Just a jump-shooting team tho...

Dan McCarney

Feels like Spurs have found a bit of a groove but still can't quite put the Bucks down for good. Eight-point lead shaved to 4 w/ 6-2 run.

Paul Garcia

In 22 minutes, Boris Diaw has 14 points on 7/10 shooting tonight. SA outscoring MIL early 9-4. SA 3/3 in paint in 4th, 1/1 from 3PT.

Dan McCarney

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.

Jeff McDonald

John Henson came down hard in that collision with Green. He hobbles off. Kenyon Martin hobbles on.

Jeff McDonald

Yes he's played well. RT @romsho I do. Cory Joseph. His defense changed the game.

Dan McCarney

Bucks shot 4 for 19 in the third.

Paul Garcia

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.

Jeff McDonald

Bucks had 12 points and eight turnovers in the third quarter.

Paul Garcia

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.

Mike Monroe

#Spurs outscore #Bucks 18-5 in final 6:24 of 3rd; they lead 69-67 going to 4th at ATT Center; @Cory Joseph defense made big impact

Jeff McDonald

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.

Dan McCarney

Leonard has been active this quarter, up to 12 points and 11 rebounds now. Eight points during this 18-5 run.

Dan McCarney

Splitter's putback puts the Spurs back in front 66-65. 14-3 run here for the home team.

Jeff McDonald

There's the lead, Splitter with a putback of Leonard miss.

Jeff McDonald

Tied it at least. 65-65 late, 3Q.

Paul Garcia

SA is outscoring MIL 17-10 in this 3Q. SA defense holding Bucks to 3/9 shooting so far in 3Q. SA down 65-64.

Dan McCarney

Ginobili draws FTs with a chance to give Spurs their first lead since midway through the 1st quarter. Trailing 65-64...

Jeff McDonald

Manu to the line, chance to give the Spurs their first lead since that 20-2 Bucks run in the first quarter.

Dan McCarney

Leonard apparently blew a defensive cover there on Dudley's 3. Pop giving him an earful and then the patented stink eye.

Paul Garcia

10 points for Boris Diaw in 14 minutes, Kawhi's got 10 points too. Spurs are only down 1.

Dan McCarney

8-0 run for Los Spurs, back within 3.

Jeff McDonald

Leonard's first field goal since the first quarter: A baseline drive a dunk.

Jeff McDonald

Fair enough. RT @Ericb1980: those turnovers are courtesy of the bucks just slapping at every opportunity.

Paul Garcia

Duncan's now working with 16 points, 7 boards, 2 assists and 2 blocks in 16 minutes so far.

Jeff McDonald

If one hasn't noticed, Tim Duncan is playing a fine all-around game, save for five turnovers. If only he had help.

Jeff McDonald

Those pesky defending NBA champions won't go away. Close within 62-55 on Duncan's reverse layup, set up by Duncan's block of Brandon Knight.

Dan McCarney

Fantastic D on one end, Duncan converts reverse layup form Diaw on the other to bring Spurs within 7. Timeout Bucks.

Paul Garcia

Three Bucks starters are in double figures already: Middleton 14 points, Ilyasova 11, Pachulia 10. SA is 2/14 from three.

Dan McCarney

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.

Dan McCarney

2 for 13 on 3s, 13 assists to 10 turnovers.

Dan McCarney

Timeout Spurs early in 3rd quarter, trailing 59-49. Shooting 35.3 pct. Everyone not named Tim Duncan is a combined 12 for 42.

Mike Monroe

#Bucks up to 16 turnovers < 4 min into 3rd but #Spurs have only one basket in period; MIL 59, SAS 49, 8:12 left in 3rd

Dan McCarney

Somebody, please, explain to me the point of an NBA head coach requiring his rookies to push baby dolls around in a stroller?

Dan McCarney

BREAKING: Tony Parker scored a basket.

Jeff McDonald

Also the whole team is 17 of 49. RT @Dan McCarney: 4 for 31 if you include Bonner.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs' comeback bid starts 0-for-5 with a turnover to start the third quarter.

Dan McCarney

4 for 31 if you include Bonner.

Jeff McDonald

I can never tell. RT @jimfreeman1960 Is Jason Kidd really that good a coach?

Dan McCarney

3 for 26 if you include Green, as McDonald notes. Ouch.

Jeff McDonald

Nice of you to give Green a pass. RT @Dan McCarney: Parker, Ginobili, Leonard now 3 for 19 combined.

Dan McCarney

Parker, Ginobili, Leonard now 3 for 19 combined.

Jeff McDonald

Say this much, Bucks are moving the ball.

Jeff McDonald

Nope. RT @one_strike_away Was there ever any indication as to why Kawhi left the floor earlier?

Jeff McDonald

Pop and Kenyon Martin share a hug in between second and third quarters.

Jeff McDonald

Parker, Green, Leonard, Ginobili = 3 for 24 in the first half. Pretty much a recipe for offensive disaster.

Jeff McDonald

We should have expected Spurs to maybe struggle a bit on offense. Bucks defense is legit. Spurs' inability to guard Bucks is surprising.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs trail 55-47 at half. Were it not for 12 Bucks turnovers and a healthy FT edge, deficit would be worse.

Dan McCarney

To be fair, Duncan is playing fairly well: 14 on 6 for 8 with 7 rebs.

Jeff McDonald

It's understandable the Spurs are having trouble slowing the Bucks. I mean, they have the 23rd best offense in the whole NBA.

Dan McCarney

Spurs shooting 9 for 10 on FTs, only have 6 fouls. These are about the only positives I can find so far.