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San Antonio Spurs blast 80 points+ in first half to end Milwaukee Bucks’ winning streak

San Antonio Spurs beat Milwaukee Bucks with a record-breaking first half display

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San Antonio Spurs seemed to use their agony after suffering from their most humiliating defeat in the previous game, to bounce back in emphatic record-breaking style against Milwaukee Bucks. Having led by DeMar DeRozan who knocked 23 points, Spurs set a new record of scoring 87 points in only the first half as they ended Bucks’ 5-match winning streak. 

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Milwaukee Bucks had a five-game winning streak snapped and dropped a game behind idle Brooklyn Nets for second place in the Eastern Conference. The victory came 10 days after the San Antonio Spurs blew a 32-point lead at Boston and lost 143-140 in overtime. 

San Antonio Spurs to big by knocking 87 points in only the first half to end Milwaukee Bucks’ 5-game winning streak 

“It was a good night against a hell of a team, a championship-caliber team, well-coached,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “We have to be just thrilled with it, but not too satisfied. We are still in a big battle.” 

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Dejounte Murray added 21 points, while Keldon Johnson and Patty Mills each had 20 and Rudy Gay scored 19 for San Antonio. Mills and Gay combined to shoot 9 for 15 from behind the arc. 

Whereas, Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points on 11-for-16 shooting. Khris Middleton added 23 points and Jrue Holiday had 20. 

The Spurs scored a season-high 45 points in the first quarter, the fourth-largest total in franchise history and followed it with the most points in team history during the first half. 

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