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Manu makes both FTs, Spurs have their largest lead at 93-84.
Giannis, you have just been Ginobilid.
Pretty good 2nd half for Kawhi: 11 points, 3 for 4, w/ 7 rebounds.
Pop flailing and gesticulating on the sideline like it's June.
Just a jump-shooting team tho...
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.
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.
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.
John Henson came down hard in that collision with Green. He hobbles off. Kenyon Martin hobbles on.
Bucks shot 4 for 19 in the third.
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.
Bucks had 12 points and eight turnovers in the third quarter.
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.
Leonard has been active this quarter, up to 12 points and 11 rebounds now. Eight points during this 18-5 run.
67-65, my bad.
Splitter's putback puts the Spurs back in front 66-65. 14-3 run here for the home team.
There's the lead, Splitter with a putback of Leonard miss.
Tied it at least. 65-65 late, 3Q.
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.
Nope. Missed the first.
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.
Leonard apparently blew a defensive cover there on Dudley's 3. Pop giving him an earful and then the patented stink eye.
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.
Leonard's first field goal since the first quarter: A baseline drive a dunk.
Top Shelf Kawhi
Duncan's now working with 16 points, 7 boards, 2 assists and 2 blocks in 16 minutes so far.
If one hasn't noticed, Tim Duncan is playing a fine all-around game, save for five turnovers. If only he had help.
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.
Fantastic D on one end, Duncan converts reverse layup form Diaw on the other to bring Spurs within 7. Timeout Bucks.
Three Bucks starters are in double figures already: Middleton 14 points, Ilyasova 11, Pachulia 10. SA is 2/14 from three.
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.
2 for 13 on 3s, 13 assists to 10 turnovers.
Timeout Spurs early in 3rd quarter, trailing 59-49. Shooting 35.3 pct. Everyone not named Tim Duncan is a combined 12 for 42.
Somebody, please, explain to me the point of an NBA head coach requiring his rookies to push baby dolls around in a stroller?
BREAKING: Tony Parker scored a basket.
Spurs' comeback bid starts 0-for-5 with a turnover to start the third quarter.
4 for 31 if you include Bonner.
3 for 26 if you include Green, as McDonald notes. Ouch.
3 for 20
Parker, Ginobili, Leonard now 3 for 19 combined.
Say this much, Bucks are moving the ball.
Pop and Kenyon Martin share a hug in between second and third quarters.
Parker, Green, Leonard, Ginobili = 3 for 24 in the first half. Pretty much a recipe for offensive disaster.
We should have expected Spurs to maybe struggle a bit on offense. Bucks defense is legit. Spurs' inability to guard Bucks is surprising.
Spurs trail 55-47 at half. Were it not for 12 Bucks turnovers and a healthy FT edge, deficit would be worse.
To be fair, Duncan is playing fairly well: 14 on 6 for 8 with 7 rebs.
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.
Kawhi Leonard hasn't made a shot since returning from the locker room, save for that last free throw that was short and then rolled in.
Zaza out here dunking on people. Bucks by 11 late in 2nd Q.
Danny Green 0 for 6, Tony Parker 1 for 6, Kawhi Leonard 1 for 6, Manu Ginobili 1 for 4.
Leonard: 4 pts, 2 rebs, 1 for 6 in 14 mins.
Spurs continue to play crap D. Bucks shooting 64.5 pct after Ilyasova steps into a wide-open 3 off inbound. Bucks by 11.
The thing about giving up a 20-2 run in the first quarter is you kind of have to be on point the rest of the way to have a chance.
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.
Of course, with Green, then next made basket could swing him back to the Hot end of things.
Danny Green has missed 16 of his last 23 shots. He's officially on the Icy end of the IcyHot spectrum.
Recapping 1Q: Spurs shoot 36.8%, cough up six turnovers, surrender 20-2 run, and trail by three.
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
Brandon Knights steps on baseline, ending streak of 8-straight scoring possessions for Milwaukee.
It's like Kawhi Leonard leaving the bench for five minutes competely freaked everyone out. Spurs haven't been the same since.
Slow starts are one thing, but giving up 9 fast break points in 9 minutes is pretty much unacceptable.
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.
Run is up to 20-2 now and the Bucks lead by 12.
Obligatory "someone forgot to inform the Spurs this game started at 6" reference. That's an 18-2 run for Milwaukee.
Ginobili tried to challenge Giannis at the rim, and that was not a very good idea. Rejected.
11-2 run for Milwaukee, now lead Los Spurs 15-12. Middleton lighting it up with 9 on 4 for 5.
Leonard to the table. Checking back in.
Leonard jogs out of tunnel. Back on the bench.
Kawhi opens guarding Giannis. Those two could give each other a bear hug from opposite ends of the floor.