Friday, September 16, 2016
Kawhi Leonard dismantles Bucks late, 117-111.
Kawhi Leonard slid over to the power forward position, showing Coach Popovich's innovative efforts at the helm. Kawhi did not disappoint, either, and in the 4th quarter went on a tear, putting the Spurs up 113-102, hitting shot after shot, and making tough baskets down low, drawing the foul and icing it at the free throw line. "The Claw" finished with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 steals, shooting a stellar 11-17 from the field.
For the Bucks, Khris Middleton had 28 points and Coach Kidd's prized point-forward hybrid Giannis Antetokounmpo dazzled with a near triple-double. Jabari Parker had 20 points and 8 rebounds, using his skills down low to score. Michael Carter-Williams (who has been on the Spurs radar as a possible acquisition) had 13 points and 8 rebounds with 7 assists. Struggling star pickup Greg Monroe had 14 points with 13 rebounds, but failed to carry Milwaukee into a win tonight.
Dewayne Dedmon showed his athleticism also, getting some nasty jams down low with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Manu Ginobili had 12 points, Tony Parker had 16 points with 8 assists and Danny Green was not far behind Kawhi's performance with 26 points of his own from 6 three-pointers and 7 rebounds.