San Antonio Spurs defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 112-97

Richard Jefferson's transition from New Jersey to Milwaukee went fairly smoothly one year ago.

But the veteran small forward has had a bumpier ride in San Antonio, after being sent there by the Bucks in a three-team deal in June.

Of course, the expectations are much greater in San Antonio, with a team trying to recapture some magic and contend with the Los Angeles Lakers and the other top teams in the Western Conference.

Suddenly Jefferson is playing alongside a f...


PLAYER OF THE GAME: It's almost as if Spurs forward Tim Duncan was taking shooting practice against the Milwaukee defense, as he made 11 of 16 shots and scored 26 points. Duncan was the main man during a key San Antonio spurt in both the second and third quarters. "Tim is a first-ballot Hall of Famer," said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. "When he gets in a rhythm and gets it going, he's almost impossible to stop."

PLAY OF THE GAME: Who says the Bucks didn't play any def...

To say that coach Scott Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks are at a loss for answers these days would be a major understatement.

The defenseless Bucks were never in this one as the San Antonio Spurs led from wire to wire in handing Milwaukee a humbling 112-97 loss Saturday night.

The Bucks lost their fourth straight home game and saw their record at the Bradley Center tumble to 9-7.

Skiles was asked why forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute did not play in the first half a...