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Spurs close in on top spot in West; face Bucks on Tuesday

Tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from AT&T Center

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 05:  Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs watches from the sidelines as his team plays the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on January 5, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 05: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs watches from the sidelines as his team plays the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on January 5, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs will try to keep their home winning streak alive tonight when they face the Milwaukee Bucks at the AT&T Center.

They will be looking for their 10th win in a row at home which is what you might expect, but on the other hand is pretty impressive when you consider they started the season 1-3 at the AT&T Center.

"We were not worried but at the same time we knew we had to pick it up and play better at home," said Spurs guard Tony Parker.

"Just got more comfortable with each other got more rhythm," said Spurs guard Danny Green.  

The Spurs are coming off another impressive win thanks to their bench, specifically Davis Bertans, who scored a season high 21 points in the Spurs victory over Charlotte 102-85 Saturday night.

"I was very happy for him because he works hard," said Parker.

They will be play host to the Bucks who come to town with an 18-18 record, but they may be without their star, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

If Antetokounmpo can't go the Bucks will be missing their leading scorer, averaging 24 points a game, assist man at 5.7, and rebounder at nine per game. Still the Spurs have a tough matchup.

"They are a good team, they play great defense they are physical they make it hard on you, I like the way they play," said Parker. 

They are a long team and that always poses a problem for offenses.

"It makes them very dangerous,"Green said.

The Spurs will also be a man down. LaMarcus Aldridge will also be out for the Spurs suffering from gastroenteritis.

Aldridge is averaging 17 points a game. Over the last 10 games he is shooting 60 percent and averaging 20 points a game.

The Spurs beat the Bucks last month in Milwaukee 97-96. Aldridge put a up a shot and goal tending was called with 21 seconds left to help the Spurs secure that victory.

The Spurs will see the return of a former player. Matt Bonner retired last week and makes his broadcasting debut tonight on the Spurs pregame show.


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