NBA: Bucks back to winning ways, Clippers lose again
After a heavy defeat to the Miami Heat last time out, the Milwaukee Bucks bounced back with a 121-111 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.
NBA champions the Milwaukee Bucks returned to winning ways on Saturday, as Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo steered Mike Budenholzer's team to a 121-111 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Bucks bounce back from heavy loss to Heat
Two days after a 42-point blowout loss to the Miami Heat, the Bucks looked more like their usual selves in San Antonio, though the Spurs kept the game tight and pulled within four points with 4:24 to play.
Middleton had 28 points to lead the Bucks, while Antetokounmpo added 21 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Middleton, who is beginning his ninth season with the Bucks, passed Ray Allen to move into 10th on Milwaukee's all-time scoring list with 9,704 points for the team.
Doug McDermott scored 25 to lead San Antonio, making seven of 11 from three-point range.
Clippers stay winless
Despite 41 points from Paul George, the Los Angeles Clippers lost their second straight game to open the season, falling 120-114 to the Memphis Grizzlies. While George poured in the points, a balanced Memphis attack led by Ja Morant's 28 points and eight assists secured another win for the visitors.
Trail Blazers eclipse Suns
In Portland, CJ McCollum scored 28 points and Damian Lillard had 19 as the Trail Blazers rolled past the Phoenix Suns 134-105. Devin Booker had 21 points, the only Phoenix player to score more than 14.
Mavs come from behind to beat Raptors
Luka Doncic had a game-high 27 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks rallied from a six-point half-time deficit to defeat the Raptors 103-95 in Toronto for their first victory under new head coach Jason Kidd. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 25 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks, while OG Anunoby led Toronto with 23.