The San Antonio Spurs became the second NBA team to 30-wins, knocking off the Milwaukee Bucks 123-98 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday night.
Kawhi Leonard poured in 24 points and rookie Jonathon Simmons added 18 points for the Spurs (30-6) in the win.
The Bucks (14-22) shot 76% in the first quarter, hitting 13 of 17 from the field, but the Spurs held them to 19 points in the second quarter.
The Spurs outscored the Bucks 60-42 in the paint. The Bucks entered the game ranked number-one in the league in paint points.
Khris Middleton scored 19 points to lead four Bucks in double figures. Michael Carter-Williams added 16 points, center Greg Monroe had 15 points and forward Jabari Parker added 14 points in the loss.
The Bucks also lost backup point guard Jerryd Bayless in the second quarter with an ankle injury. It’s the same ankle he sprained in a game at Detroit on Dec. 4, an injury that kept him out of the next 11 games.