Larry Sanders

Larry Sanders

O.J. Mayo poured in 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks won their home opener, 93-81 over the Philadelphia 76ers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

After the game, Mayo handed team owner Wed Edens the game ball at his court side seat.

It’s the first win for the Bucks under their new ownership team and it came before a sold out Bradley Center on Friday night.

The Bucks trailed by one point at the half, but the Sixers went cold down the stretch.  They missed all 14 shots they took over the final 8:21 as the Bucks pulled away.

Brandon Knight added 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, while rookie Jabari Parker had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.  Bucks big man Larry Sanders also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and blocked four shots.

Hollis Thompson led the 76ers (0-2) with 15 points.

The Bucks evened their record at 1-1 and will face the Wizards in Washington, D.C. tonight.

Brandon Knight

The Bucks failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension with point guard Brandon Knight.  The Bucks will still be able to make a qualifying offer after the season and will have the right to match any offer made by another NBA team.

Knight was the 8th overall pick in the 2011 draft after playing one season at Kentucky.

Knight averaged 17.9 points and 4.9 assists in 72 games with the Bucks last season.

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