Caron Butler scored 24 points and O.J. Mayo added 22 to lead the
Milwaukee Bucks to a 105-95 exhibition win over the New York Knicks at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Wednesday night.
It’s the first preseason win for the Bucks (1-5) after five straight losses to start the exhibition season.
The Bucks blew a 18-point 3rd quarter lead and saw the Knicks tie the game early in the fourth, but the Bucks made enough key plays down the stretch to preserve the win.
Veteran Luke Ridnour played 35 minutes in a starting role due to an injury to starting point guard Brandon Knight. Ridnour ran the offense and scored 18 points and dished out 11 assists.
The Bucks shot 52% from the field overall and 62% (10 of 16) from three-point range. The Knicks were held to just 39% shooting from the field. Carmelo Anthony had 22 points to lead New York, but his just 8 of 23 from the field himself in the loss.
The Bucks close out the preseason Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center against the Toronto Raptors.