Spurs 109, Bucks 77

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MILWAUKEE -- Forward Tim Duncan scored 21 points with 16 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 109-77 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

San Antonio (16-4) never trailed in the contest and led by as many 38 points. Spurs coach Greg Popavich was even able to give his reserves extended minutes while the starters still racked up some impressive numbers.

Including Duncan, who played just 24 minutes, four of five Spurs starters scored in double figures.

Point guard Tony Parker had 15 points and five assists, forward Kawhi Leonard scored 13 and guard Danny Green added 10.

Forward Jeff Ayres was the only San Antonio starter not to score, but he pulled down seven rebounds, all of them in the first half.

San Antonio shot 52 percent from the field and dominated on the boards, out-rebounding the Bucks, 52-37.

Milwaukee (5-17) won two of its last three, including a 78-74 decision Tuesday night at Chicago, but was out of it from the opening tip Wednesday.

The Bucks missed 14 shots in the first quarter and shot 34.5 percent for the game. Their worst showing, though, came in the third when they went 6 of 23 from the field, missed 5 of 6 three-pointers and fell behind by 38 points heading into the fourth.

Rookie point guard Nate Wolters was Milwaukee's leading scorer with 18 points in 30 minutes, his longest effort since playing 34 against Indiana on Nov. 15. Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, another rookie, added 15 points with eight rebounds in 33 minutes.

Reserve center Miroslav Raduljica added 10 points and seven rebounds.

NOTES: One night after setting season highs with 14 points and six rebounds, Spurs C Aron Baynes was unavailable Wednesday due to a sprained ankle. ... F John Henson has been one of the few bright spots for Milwaukee this season, leading the team with 20.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. "I think he's starting to get comfortable with what we're doing," Bucks coach Larry Drew said. "Certainly being a little short-handed with the big guys, he's in a position where he's playing a lot of minutes and he's making the most of it." A first-round draft pick last season, Henson's minutes have gone up with C Larry Sanders still out due to an injured thumb.
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