Monday, July 13, 2015

Recap: Spurs 89, Bucks 74

The Becky Hammon led San Antonio Spurs (1-1) recorded their first win at the 2015 NBA Summer League with a 89-74 decision over the Milwaukee Bucks (0-2) Sunday afternoon at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. The Spurs took control of the contest with a 12-3 run late in the second quarter that erased a six-point deficit.
Moments after Rashad Vaughn, the 17th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft and UNLV Runnin' Rebel alum, sank a 3-pointer to give the Bucks' their largest lead of the game with 3:10 left in the first half, San Antonio made its move. The Spurs outscored the Bucks 17-8 to close out the second frame with six points apiece from Kyle Anderson and Jarrell Eddie. Jonathan Simmons and Will Cherry pitched in three and two scores, respectively.
San Antonio carried a three-point lead, 39-36, into intermission and save for two free throws by Milwaukee's Damien Inglis, which opened up the third stanza, never came close to relinquishing its lead. In fact, the Spurs held a double-digit advantage for the final 12:19 of the affair.
Both sides made 28 field goals in the game, but the biggest difference was where the shots were taken. San Antonio held a 12-5 edge -- 36-15 points -- in made 3-pointers, while Milwaukee was tops in points in the paint with a 14-point advantage (32-18).
Anderson was the only player in the contest to crack the 20-point barrier with 22 off a 5-for-12 day from the field. He sank both attempted treys and 10 of 11 free throws.
Eddie and Simmons notched double figures, as well, with the former scoring 15 to the latter's 13.
Milwaukee had a balanced score sheet as Vaughn, Jorge Gutierrez, Sean Kilpatrick and Cameron Clark recorded 11 points each. Micheal Eric was close behind with 10 of his own.
The Bucks will switch over to the Cox Pavilion for a tilt with the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. PT. The Spurs return to action Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. PT versus the Portland Trail Blazers in the Cox Pavilion.

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