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Rapid Recap: Bucks 132, Spurs 119

Damian Lillard’s 40 points lead the way

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NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks kept things cooking at home, as they defeated the visiting San Antonio Spurs 132-119 at Fiserv Forum. Box Score

Damian Lillard was red hot to start this one off. He fueled the lopsidedness that favored the Bucks, burying four threes en route to 19 first quarter points. Headed into the second, Milwaukee was up soundly, 44-26.

That domination? It’d continue with no problem. It wasn’t as potent as the first quarter, but the Spurs couldn’t get much done. Damian Lillard was the leading scorer at the break with 24 points. Meanwhile, Milwaukee crafted out a 72-59 halftime lead.

The Bucks held the lead for the entirety of the third quarter, though the Spurs didn’t go full belly up. Regardless, the Milwaukee offense kept things in control and took a 107-85 lead into the fourth.

It was nothing but smooth sailing from that point. Milwaukee crossed the finish line with a 132-119 victory, securing yet another victory on their home court.

Stat That Stood Out

It’s been a historic stretch of recent games for Bucks players. First, Giannis broke the franchise record for points in a game. He then broke the franchise record for rebounds. Tonight, Damian Lillard became the 51st player in NBA history to reach 20,000 career points. By getting there tonight, he became the 17th-quickest of the 51 players to reach that milestone. Just another testament to Dame’s incredible career. He was absolutely cooking tonight as well, as he really began to find his 3-point shot. He’d finish with 40 points on seven threes.

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