Las Vegas Summer League Game Preview: Spurs vs. Bucks

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The Spurs are set to take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of this year's Las Vegas Summer League tournament.

After going 2-1 in the qualifying round of the Las Vegas Summer League, the San Antonio Spurs have drawn the 12th spot, and will take on the 21st seeded Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks are led by the 2nd overall pick in this year's draft, Jabari Parker; and the 15th pick in last year's draft, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Parker has averaged 14 ppg on 37.5% shooting, and while he has't been very efficient in finishing, he's shown off a nice set of moves that can at least get him in a good position to score.

Antetokounmpo has been impressive in his time in Vegas. The second year Greek Freak has averaged 16 points on 41% from the field, including 34.7% from three. Antetokounmpo is an extremely skilled player with tons of potential, and he has shown growth as not only an all-around scorer, but in the point-forward role that he could be capable of filling in time. He's run the point for the Bucks, and has looked more comfortable creating for his teammates.

For the Spurs, JaMychal Green may be the most consistent player in the first three games. Green has made the most of his limited minutes, scoring 9.7 ppg and snagging 6.7 rbg in just 16.6 minutes each game. He's one of those playeres that seems to be magnetized to the ball, always being in the right place. He scores in a variety of ways, able to get put-backs around the rim, or make the short corner jumper off of a teammate's dribble drive. Defensively, he's always active, communicating with teammates and positioned well to protect the rim.

In this game, it will be interesting to see how the Spurs defend the perimeter threats of Parker and Antetoukounmpo. San Antonio doesn't have many good on-ball defenders on this team, and will rely on solid team defense to stop the Bucks from getting to the rim at will. Guys like Green will have to be active to stop any pick-and-roll action, and will have to be able to get help from the midline whenever Parker posts up.

Game Info

Tip-off - 5:30 PM Spurs Time (CDT)

The game will be broadcast live on NBATV.

You can also watch every game through broadband for $4.99 via the Summer League Pass

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