The Spurs are nortorious for getting role players to step up in a time of need, and in 2014, that hasn’t changed. San Antonio was coming off of a tough loss to the Blazers, and were battling injuries, but when they played Milwaukee at home on Sunday, they got it done.
Tony Parker was out with a shin contusion, and the Spurs put their point guard duties in the hands of famous towel waver, Patty Mills. Mills played well, scoring 20 points, and the Spurs were in control from the beginning. They had leads that reached as high as 28, and guys like Tim Duncan had an early night, and got some much needed rest.
Gary Neal has been uncomfortable with his role on the Bucks, but he got 17 minutes on Sunday against his former team. Brandon Knight had 21 points for Milwaukee, but this was an ugly performance by them overall. Duncan had 11 points and 13 rebounds in just 27 minutes for San Antonio. The Spurs had seven players in double figures, and this was a dominanting performance for them. They got the 28 point win, 110-82.