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.
Milwaukee Bucks (1-1, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (1-1, ninth in the Western Conference)San Antonio; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDTLINE: Spurs -8.5BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio and Milwaukee square off in non-conference action.San Antonio finished 33-39 overall with a 14-22 record at home during the 2020-21 season. The Spurs gave up 112.8 points per game while committing 18.1 fouls last season.Milwaukee went 30-12 in Eastern Conference action and 20-16 on the road a season ago.
Led by Nikola Jokics 32 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, the Nuggets defeated the Spurs, 102-96. Keldon Johnson tallied a team-high 27 points, along with four rebounds and three steals for the Spurs in the losing effort. The Nuggets improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Spurs fall to 1-1.