Dejounte Murray scored 23 points — 16 of them in the fourth quarter — as the visiting San Antonio Spurs defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.
It was the Spurs’ first win on the road this season.
The Spurs led by two points heading into the fourth quarter and 92-85 after Keldon Johnson’s 3-pointer with 2:22 to play. Murray then hit a bucket and a 3-pointer, the final with 1:12 to play to put away Milwaukee.
Derrick White added 17 points for San Antonio with Bryn Forbes scoring 16, Johnson hitting for 12 and taking 11 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young tallying 10 off the bench.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 28 points and 13 rebounds, while Khris Middleton added 19, Grayson Allen hit for 12, George Hill scored 10, and Pat Connaughton grabbed 10 rebounds.
Saturday’s game was the first of a home back-to-back for Milwaukee, which hosts Utah on Sunday.
The Spurs led 27-24 after the first period as White racked up 14 points and San Antonio shot 50 percent from the floor. San Antonio remained on top for most of the second period until a dunk by Antetokounmpo with 50 seconds to play in the half pushed the Bucks to a 47-45 lead at the break.
White did not score in the second period but still led all players in the first half with 14 points. Antetokounmpo and Middleton paced Milwaukee with 11 points each.
The two teams struggled shooting in the half. The Bucks hit at just 40.9 percent but San Antonio fared even worse, making just 36 percent of its shots from the floor and missing eight of its final 10 shots of the second quarter.
The Bucks stretched their lead to as many as seven points, at 64-57, after a 3-pointer by Rodney Hood at the 3:52 mark of the third quarter. But San Antonio rallied, drawing to within one point with 2:13 to play in the period and took a 69-67 lead to the final 12 minutes.
The Bucks played without Brook Lopez (back soreness), who missed his sixth straight game, as well as Donte DiVincenzo (left ankle), Jrue Holiday (left ankle) and Bobby Portis Jr. (conditioning).
San Antonio was missing Doug McDermott (right knee soreness).
–Field Level Media