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Pau Gasol returned to San Antonio for the first time as an opponent and received a warm welcome by the Spurs’ players, coaching staff and fans.

Gasol spent the previous three seasons with the Spurs, but now he has joined the Milwaukee Bucks in his quest for a third NBA title.

San Antonio (38-29) defeated Milwaukee (50-17) and made a crucial step to reaching the playoffs (121-114).