The triple-take: Bucks 121, Spurs 111

Early in the Spurs’ loss to Milwaukee on Saturday, Keldon Johnson attempted to scale Mt. Everest.

He tried to dunk on a two-time NBA MVP.

It didn’t quite work out for him.

As might have been expected, Johnson’s slam attempt was stymied by Giannis Antetokounmpo.

But you had to admire the audacity required to try.

“The kid has no fear,” guard Derrick White said.

The same can be said of this group of plucky Spurs.

For the second night in a row, the Spurs found themselves in over their heads against a more talented opponent.

For the second night in a row, they at least made that opponent work for the win.

A night after falling in Denver 112-106, the Spurs returned to the AT&T Center and gave the defending NBA champions a game.

Doug McDermott had his best outing in a Spurs’ uniform, knocking down a career-best seven 3-pointers on his way to 25 points.

Johnson netted 20, giving him 47 in the Denver-Milwaukee back-to-back.

It wasn’t quite enough to get the Spurs over the hump against Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.

All five Milwaukee starters were in double figures, as was reserve guard George Hill. The former Spurs draft pick had 15 off the bench.

The Spurs dropped to 1-2. Milwaukee improved to 2-1, bouncing back from an unsightly 42-point loss at Miami.

Here are three takeaways from another Spurs defeat that left them optimistic about what is to…

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