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Spurs look for fourth straight win, face reeling Bucks on Friday

Tip-off between San Antonio, Milwaukee is at 8 p.m. on ESPN & FSSW

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) drives against Milwaukee Bucks' Tony Snell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Milwaukee. The Spurs won, 97-96. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) drives against Milwaukee Bucks' Tony Snell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Milwaukee. The Spurs won, 97-96. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs look to continue their winning ways when they take on the reeling Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

The tip-off between the Spurs and Bucks is at 8 p.m. and the game will be shown on both ESPN and Fox Sports Southwest.

Friday night's game will be the fifth of a six-game home stand for the Spurs, with the team having won three straight following a 112-92 loss to the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Most Recently, San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and San Antonio as a team made a season-high 15 3-pointers while also posting a season-best 12 steals and 33 assists.

The team continues to get stellar play from shooting guard Danny Green, who has stepped up in the absence of All-Star Kawhi Leonard. Green scored 24 points against the Clippers, which was the 30-year-old's sixth double-digit scoring effort through 11 games. 

San Antonio continues to wait on the return of both Leonard and starting point guard Tony Parker, both of whom are rehabilitating from quadriceps injuries.

Popovich said before the game that Leonard's rehabilitation from a quadriceps injury has been slower than Parker's.

Parker recently has been working out with San Antonio's G League affiliate and has been seen shooting before home games. His expected return is mid-to-late November.

Milwaukee (4-6) enters the game after losing on the road to the Cleveland Cavs on Tuesday night.

Once again led by rising star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the team has high expectations after making the playoffs a year ago. 

Antetokounmpo is an early-season MVP candidate, averaging more than 32 points per game along with 10 rebounds and five assists. 

The team recently made a change to their roster by adding point guard Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for post player Greg Monroe. The Bucks said Bledsoe would join the team on Friday.

Last year San Antonio split the two games during the regular season, winning by one point 97-96 on Dec. 5 and then losing the rematch by two, 109-107.


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