After falling against the Miami Heat in a blowout loss with a number of key players missing, the Milwaukee Bucks got back to their winning ways on Saturday night in San Antonio, taking care of the Spurs with a 121-111 final score.
Khris Middleton led the way in scoring for the Bucks with 28 points, including making 8-of-9 in free throw attempts. Giannis Antetokounmpo followed up with 21 points of his own with eight rebounds. Jrue Holiday was back in the lineup and scored 16 points, as did Pat Connaughton, who led the way in minutes as well with 37.
George Hill had 15 points coming off the bench, including going 3-for-3 on 3 point attempts. As a team, the Bucks shot 42.9% from 3 point land, making 15 on 35 attempts. They also shot 53% on field goals.
Doug McDermott led the scoring for the Spurs, scoring 25 points, and going 7-for-11 from 3.
San Antonio outscored Milwaukee in the paint 54-38 and turned the ball over less, but the key difference in the game was free throws. The Spurs only had 6 free throw attempts all game, making 5 of them. However the Bucks went to the line 22 times, making 18 free throws.
The Bucks improve to 2-1 on the season and their road trip will continue next with a trip to Indianapolis to take on the Pacers. That game will be Monday, October 25th and the Pacers are 1-2 on the young season.