NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at San Antonio
(Wednesday, January 18th)
Final Score: San Antonio 95, Milwaukee 92
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Michael Finely drained two clutch three- pointers down the stretch and San Antonio made its free throws in the waning seconds to defeat Milwaukee, 95-92, at AT&T Center.
Tim Duncan led San Antonio with 27 points and nine rebounds, while Finley tallied 21 off the bench. The former all-star drained three treys in the final period, including one that gave the Spurs an 86-85 lead with 2:18 remaining in the contest.
Tony Parker donated 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds and Manu Ginobili contributed 16 points, dished out seven assists and pulled down five boards for San Antonio, which has won three straight games and four of its last five.
Michael Redd poured in 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds and Maurice Williams netted 18 points off the bench for the Bucks.
Rookie Andrew Bogut recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards, while Jamaal Magloire added 10 points and nine rebounds before fouling out for Milwaukee, which has dropped three in a row and four of its last five.
Neither team outscored the other by more than one point in any period, as the back-and-forth contest featured 18 ties and 20 lead changes.
Bogut's layup with 2:48 remaining pushed the Bucks in front 85-83, before Finley drained two straight threes, the second increasing San Antonio's lead to 89-85 with 1:49 to play.
Bobby Simmons' lone field goal got Milwaukee back within two with 1:33 remaining, and after Parker and Williams exchanged one free throw, Duncan made 1-of-2 from the stripe to give the Spurs a 91-88 advantage with 15 ticks left.
The Bucks decided to go for the quick bucket and prolong the game, as Redd slashed untouched to the basket for a layup with eight seconds left. Finley and Redd both made a pair of free throws, then Finley drained two more from the line with two seconds left to give the Spurs a 95-92 edge.
T.J. Ford got off a decent look to tie the game at the buzzer, but his running three-point attempt from the left wing hit the side of the rim.
San Antonio held a 41-40 lead at the half and a 69-67 edge after three stanzas.
The Spurs are 19-2 at home this season. San Antonio has won 14 of its last 15 home contests...Milwaukee is 9-10 on the road and has lost four of its last five as the visitor...The Bucks shot 50 percent from the floor in defeat...San Antonio made 25-of-32 from the charity stripe...Milwaukee won a tight contest, 109-107 in overtime, in the first meeting this season between the two teams.
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