Bucks beat the Spurs, win their 6th straight game

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and a season-high 15 assists, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 120-113 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

The Bucks (27-14) won their season-best sixth straight game as Khris Middleton scored 23 points and Jrue Holiday added 21. Antetokounmpo grabbed eight rebounds, barely missing a triple double.

Lonnie Walker scored a career-high 31 points for the Spurs (22-17), and DeMar DeRozan added 22.

The Spurs trailed 98-94 with 8:32 left after a jumper by Walker. Middleton responded with a 3-pointer and Pat Connaughton scored a layup off an assist by Antetokounmpo. Two more 3-pointers by Middleton in the final 5 1/2 minutes helped the Bucks pull away, and Antetokounmpo added a powerful dunk and a 3-pointer.

Donte DiVincenzo had 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds for Milwaukee, which won for the 11th time in 12 games.

Holiday was fouled by Devin Vassell on a 3-point attempt with five-tenths of a second left in the third quarter, and Holiday made all three free throws to give the Bucks an 88-84 lead.

The Spurs led by as many as 14 points in the first half, sparked by a strong start from DeRozan, who had eight points in the opening quarter.

Milwaukee rallied to take a 43-42 lead on a 3-pointer by Connaughton and trailed again briefly before grabbing a 57-50 halftime lead. Holiday scored 14 points in the half and Middleton added 10.