Monday , Jan , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs visit Bucks

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks attempt to finish their
three-game homestand with an undefeated record tonight as they welcome Tim
Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs to the Bradley Center.

Earlier this season, the Spurs defeated Milwaukee, 89-74, on December 28, 2003
at the SBC Center.

On Friday, Desmond Mason made 12-of-14 free throws and converted 4-of-6 shots
for a game-high 20 points, leading the Bucks to a 98-86 win over the Toronto
Raptors at the Bradley Center.

Joe Smith notched a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds in Friday’s
win, as the Bucks won for the 12th time in their last 13 home dates. Brian
Skinner posted 16 points and collected nine boards.

The Bucks, who have won two straight and nine of their last 12 overall, are
17-5 at home this season.

San Antonio comes into tonight’s contest having won 10 of its last 13 on the

The Spurs found themselves on the wrong end of a 98-96 decision against the
New Orleans Hornets on Saturday at the SBC Center. Malik Rose scored 20 points
and Duncan added 17 points and 13 boards for San Antonio, which had its two-
game winning streak snapped.

Saturday’s game marked the second-straight contest that San Antonio was
involved in a nail-biter. Tony Parker knocked down a jumper with 3.8 seconds
left to lead the Spurs to an 86-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday

The Spurs have not allowed over 100 points in their last 29 games.

San Antonio is 12-10 on the road this season.

The Spurs have won three straight games over the Bucks. These two squads have
split the last 12 meetings. San Antonio is 10-19 at Milwaukee.