The Milwaukee Bucks final exhibition tuneup didn’t go quite according to plan, falling 124-102 to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night in Florida.
The Bucks jumped out early and led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter before settling for a three-point advantage at halftime.
The game stayed close in the third quarter until Pelicans guard J.J. Redick got hot, scoring all 20 of his points in the final five minutes of the quarter. Redick was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field, including four three-pointers.
The Bucks trailed by nine entering the fourth quarter and saw the Pelicans pull away. Milwaukee shot just under 40% from the field and 26% from three-point range. [Read more…]