Spurs resume homestand versus Bucks

( - The San Antonio Spurs will resume a six-game homestand Sunday versus the Milwaukee Bucks at AT&T Center.

The Spurs opened the residency with a 99-85 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, as Tony Parker scored a team-best 17 points and both Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili posted 15 points. Leonard grabbed 14 rebounds and Tim Duncan contributed 14 points and seven boards.

"We feel good that we played at a good pace on a back-to-back," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

San Antonio outrebounded the Lakers, 52-40, and won for the seventh time in the last nine tries.

The Spurs are unbeaten in their last four games at home and 16-6 in the Alamo City this season. They will also host Charlotte, LA Clippers, Orlando and Miami on this homestand.

Milwaukee will begin a three-game road trip Sunday against San Antonio, Miami and Orlando, and is 12-11 away from home.

The Bucks went 2-2 on a recent homestand and halted a two-game slide with Saturday's 101-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons. O.J. Mayo scored 20 points off the bench, Khris Middleton added 16 and Brandon Knight netted 14 points for the Bucks, who made 50.6 percent from the field and 11-of-17 3-pointers.

Now the Bucks face the defending NBA champions.

"We'll see where we're at," Milwaukee's Jared Dudley said of playing the Spurs. "They play the traditional way basketball is played, unselfish, and we can learn a lot. At the same time, we have to go at them."

San Antonio took both meetings with Milwaukee last season and is riding a four-game winning streak in this series.

The Spurs lead the all-time series with the Bucks, 43-36.