Bledsoe shines in Bucks' debut

 11 Nov 2017 - 10:00

Bledsoe shines in Bucks' debut

AFP

San Antonio: Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 28 points and 12 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a four game losing skid with a 94-87 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

Eric Bledsoe, who was playing in his first game for the Bucks after being dealt from Phoenix on Tuesday, delivered 13 points and nailed a pivotal jump shot down the stretch at the AT&T Center arena. 

The Bucks led 87-80 with 6:13 to play on a jumper by Khris Middleton, but Milwaukee missed its next five shots and allowed San Antonio to pull within 89-87 on Manu Ginobili's three-point play with 2:26 remaining. 

Bledsoe made a jumper with 1:40 to play and Middleton added another with 55 seconds left to extend the Bucks' lead to 93-87. 

The Spurs, who had their three game win streak halted, missed their final five shots and got no second chances down the stretch. 

Middleton added 13 points for the Bucks, who improved to 5-6 on the season. 

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 20 points and 12 rebounds, Ginobili scored a season-high 18 points off the bench and Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson had 14 and 10 points, respectively.