Spurs vs. Bucks: Who shined and who didn't?
The San Antonio Spurs faced off against Ginannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks tonight and saw their 3-game winning streak snapped.
The Spurs picked up their fifth loss of the season with a 87-94 loss to the Bucks at home, falling to 7-5 on the season.
In a game that could have easily been a blow out, the Spurs were able to chip away at the Bucks’ 14-point lead in the second half but were not able to complete the comeback. They were outscored 48-40 in the second half and shot 34-percent.
Now let’s take a look at who shined and who didn’t in the loss.
The long-time Spur, Manu Ginobili, made his presence known in the game. The veteran was able to add 18 points, three rebounds, and one assist coming off the bench.
At 40-years old, he is showing that he still has some gas in the tank. Even though the Spurs would lose the game, it was still great to see some vintage Manu.
Including one sweet dunk!
The Spurs best bench player had himself a rather sub-par outing.
In 26 minutes, he tallied six points off 3-12 shooting (0-3 from the 3-point line) with two turnovers, adding up to a +/- of -18 for the Spurs in the loss.
Without Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs need to rely on his offense to weather the storm with No. 2 out with injury. This was perhaps his worst outing as a Spur but considering he is still learning the Spurs' system (and has been rather consistent this season) he'll get a pass but these types of games need to be fewer and far between.