The Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs will try to get back on the winning track when they square off in an early-season interconference dustup on Saturday. The Bucks, the defending NBA champs, travel to San Antonio after a 137-95 loss in Miami on Thursday in which the Milwaukee never led. The Bucks went nine minutes without a field goal and endured a 26-2 Miami run during the poor first quarter.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will go for their second win in a row to open the season when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday evening in Minneapolis. Minnesota is coming off a dominant 124-106 victory over the Houston Rockets in its season opener Wednesday night. The Timberwolves held a 72-45 lead at halftime and never looked back as they shot 48.3 percent from the field and sank 16 3-pointers.
The Chicago Bulls seek their first 3-0 start since 2016-17 on Saturday when they host the Detroit Pistons on the second leg of a back-to-back set. Chicago's perimeter trio led the way with Zach LaVine scoring 32 points, DeMar DeRozan adding 26 points and Lonzo Ball recording a triple-double of 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists while facing his former team. "We as an organization have always liked him as a player," Bulls coach Billy Donovan said of Ball.