December 21, 2014

Bucks drop preseason opener

The Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Cavaliers 99-87 in their preseason opener in Cleveland last night.

Stephen Graham had 15 points and first round pick Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points and 3 blocked shots in his first professional game in the loss.

The Bucks also lost veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova in the second quarter with a sprained ankle.

Tristan Thompson had 17 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers.

The Bucks shot just 37% from the field and committed 24 turnovers.

The Bucks return to preseason action on Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.