The San Antonio Spurs took quality shots in this one, going 43-76 (56.6%) from the field, including 11-18 (61.1%) from three-point range, to pummel the Milwaukee Bucks, 110-82. This is the eighth win for San Antonio (32-9) in its last 10 games.
Patty Mills came off the bench and scored 20 points on 8-12 shooting, including 4-6 on 3-point attempts, in a quality performance offensively. San Antonio also got solid performances from Jeff Ayres with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Tim Duncan with 11 points and 13 rebounds. On 8-16 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc, Brandon Knight put up 21 points for Milwaukee in the loss. John Henson added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 63.8%, the Spurs connected at a rate of 61.1% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 14-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Bucks are winless (0-6) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Milwaukee (7-33) has now lost nine consecutive games.
Coming up, the Spurs square off with the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 31-10 on the season. The Bucks go up against the Detroit Pistons, currently sitting at 17-23 this year. The Spurs lost their last two meetings with Oklahoma City. The Bucks have fallen to Detroit the last two times they have met.