Bucks bounce back to sink Spurs

Khris Middleton scored 28 points and all five Milwaukee starters finished in double figures as the injury-hit Bucks beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-111 yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Giannis Antetokounmpo chipped in 21 points for the defending NBA champions, who used a strong fourth-quarter run to seize control against the Spurs after losing to the Miami Heat two days earlier.

"Just find a way to bounce back," Middleton said. "It's just how you adjust, how you respond to that. I think tonight, for the most part, the effort was in the right place."

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers will try to avoid starting 0-3 for only the second time in the LeBron James era when they host the Memphis Grizzlies this morning. - REUTERS