SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs snapped their five-game losing streak after beating the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks, 111-93, at home.
Keldon Johnson had 29 points to lead the team while Devin Vassell added 22 points. Jakob Poeltl finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Jeremy Sochan recorded 10 points.
The Spurs are 6-7 on the season and will next face the Warriors Monday night.
Here's a sample of what the teams said after the game courtesy of the Spurs.
"They [Bucks] also are missing some pretty important guys. We're aware of that. We're humble. We love the win. It was great. Our guys played great. It's a good group. Of course they [Bucks] were undermanned like crazy. You go out and play whoever is out there," Popovich said.
"This is the perfect spot," Bassey said. "This is a young team. I'm still learning everything out there. Everything is going smoothly. I'm just so locked in with my team. Every day I'm learning new plays."
"I felt the last few games we've been starting off slow," Johnson said. "We had to come off ready to go. They came off a tough win in [Oklahoma City], and we knew we couldn't feel like we we’re just going to walk into a win. We knew they were going to come out. We knew that they know how to win, so we knew that if we came out lackadaisical that it could be a long night for us."
“First, you have to give San Antonio credit. They played well tonight. They were better than us. Turnovers are sometimes forced. Turnovers are sometimes caused by good defense and pressure," Budenholzer said. "San Antonio was good at that. Whoever is playing has to be ready to go. We had our stretches, but we just wore down and they were better for longer stretches than we were.”