Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/2/13
The San Antonio Spurs (25-8) will kick off the new year on the road as they visit the Milwaukee Bucks (16-13) tonight.  The Spurs won the first game versus the Bucks 110-99 at San Antonio on December. Five Spurs scored in double figures led by Tony Parker’s 22 points and 10 assists. Tim Duncan posted 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.    For the Spurs, they are coming off a pasting of the Nets 104-73. Parker lead the team with 20 points and six assists.   For the Bucks, they are coming a loss to the Pistons 94-96 . Bucks' Monta Ellis tallied a game-high 30 points and nine assists, while Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to score 24.   And as the Spurs put their 6-game winning streak on the line tonight, here are five things to watch for during the game:   • The Spurs defense has held opponents under 100 points in 19 games and are 16-3 in those games.   • Bucks' Ellis is averaging 8.3 assists over the last three games.   • The Bucks have a 9-7 record against teams with a .500 or better record. • The Bucks have 36 steals over the last three games, including a season-high 17 steals against Miami last month. • The Bucks are now 7-2 this season when Mike Dunleavy hits three or more 3-pointers in a game, and 7-3 when he scores in double figures.
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