SIOUX FALLS, SD (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks fell to 0-and-2 in the pre-season, after losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-to-89 last night in Sioux Falls South Dakota. The game was tied at 46 at the half.
The Wolves hit six three-pointers during the third quarter to lead by four going into the final 12 minutes. Reserves on both sides played in the fourth quarter, with Minnesota out-scoring the Bucks by five in that period to win its second game in two nights.
Forward John Henson led Milwaukee with 16 points and five rebounds. He started in place of injured power forward Ersan Ilyasova. Second-round rookie Nate Wolters had 10 points in his homecoming, close to where he starred at South Dakota State.
A sell-out crowd of 32-hundred-50 attended the game at the new Sanford Pentagon. It was the facility's first public event. Nikola Pekovic led the Timberwolves' starters with 10 points, and Othyus Jeffers scored 13. Minnesota is now 2-and-1 in the pre-season.
The Bucks will play their home exhibition opener Saturday night against Charlotte.