Milwaukee 98, Minnesota 95

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #52 Pat Fraher, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 17352

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 30 18 20 27 95
Milwaukee 32 28 19 19 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 0-2 0-1 0-1 L2
Milwaukee 1-1 1-0 0-1 W1

Recap


Brandon Jennings collected 24 points and seven assists as the Milwaukee Bucks jumped out early and held off the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 98-95 on Tuesday.

Stephen Jackson added 16 points and Andrew Bogut chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, who bounced back from a loss to the Charlotte Bobcats in their season opener Monday.

Kevin Love went 19 of 24 from the free throw line and finished with 31 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota.

Milwaukee set a fast pace in the first half, shooting 51 percent from the floor to take a 60-48 edge into the locker room.

The Timberwolves, one of the weakest defensive teams in the league last season, had a better showing on that end in the second half. Minnesota slowly chipped away and closed to within 94-92 with 1:40 left when Michael Beasley knocked down a jumper.

The Bucks called a timeout and drew up a play for rookie Jon Leuer, who got underneath for a dunk and was fouled. The Wisconsin product hit the free throw and Milwaukee held the Timberwolves without a field goal the rest of the way.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Milwaukee
Kevin Love 31 Scoring Brandon Jennings 24
Jose Barea 4 Assists Mike Dunleavy 8
Kevin Love 20 Rebounds Andrew Bogut 9
Kevin Love 19 Free Throws Made Brandon Jennings 9
Ricky Rubio 3 Steals Stephen Jackson 3
N/A Blocks Jon Leuer 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 95 40.0 6-14 33-45 14 54 0 6 26
Milwaukee 98 42.6 2-16 16-20 24 45 5 13 12

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Washington. The Bucks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Miami. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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