The Milwaukee Bucks lost their preseason opener, 117-96 to the Minnesota Timberwolves last night in Minneapolis.
Minnesota hit 15 of 24 from 3-point range. Kevin Love and Michael Beasley scored 21 each for the Timber Wolves, while rookie Derrick Williams scored 14 points. Spanish guard Ricky Rubio made his NBA debut with 6 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Minnesota went up 10 points at the half after going on a 34-14 run.
Former Badger Jon Leuer scored a team-leading 18 points in just 22 minutes. Mike Dunleavy Jr scored 16 points and Carlos Delfino added 11.
The two teams turn around and close out the preseason with the annual MACC Fund game on Wednesday night at the Bradley Center.