MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks ended a five-game losing streak and improved to 3-and-0 at home, after beating the San Antonio Spurs 106-to-103 last night at the Bradley Center.
The Bucks were up by one point when Brandon Jennings stole the ball from Tony Parker, and made a dunk on the other end with 50-point-nine seconds left for the game’s final points. Former Buck Richard Jefferson missed a three-pointer in the closing seconds that could have forced overtime. But Milwaukee hung on, and ended four straight losses to the Spurs. The Bucks also avoided what would have been their first six-game overall losing streak since early 2008.
Stephen Jackson led Milwaukee with 34 points and eight assists, including a key assist on Jennings’ final dunk. Andrew Bogut returned from a four-game personal absence and had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bucks won despite being out-shot 60-to-52 percent, and out-rebounded 35-30. San Antonio did commit five more turnovers. And the Bucks scored 25 points off the Spurs’ mistakes, to just 11 points for the Spurs off Milwaukee’s turnovers.
Tony Parker had 22 points for San Antonio, but he committed seven of its 16 turnovers. Former Bucks’ guard T-J Ford left in the second quarter with an injured hamstring.
The Spurs are now 0-and-4 on the road and 6-and-0 at home. The Bucks are now 3-and-6 overall, and will host Detroit tomorrow night.