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Recap: Bucks 101, Wolves 87

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It wasn't the Bucks' first win of the preseason, but it was certainly the game where the most things went right.  Brandon Jennings' first start went about as well as could be reasonably expected, Andrew Bogut logged his first double-double, and the Bucks bested the Wolves in pretty much every statistical category (except free throws, obviously). 

Jennings mostly battled fellow rookie Jonny Flynn to a draw at the point, finally showing some touch early on as he hit three jumpers and five shots in a row in the first half.  The second half was a different story, as he missed all five of his shots to finish 5/10 for 16 points, but it was still his first game with 50% shooting and his seven assists and one turnover were indicative of the control and maturity he showed throughout.  In a related note, both guys look pretty tiny and should get used to other teams screening the hell out of them.

Bogut's finishing wasn't quite right (5/12 fg) but 13 rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes is still a promising sign.  Michael Redd continues to move well, 15 points and four assists in 24 minutes. And Hakim Warrick continues to be Mr. Reliability off the bench, scoring 15--he's now averaging 16.8 ppg and 6.2 rpg in 26 mpg and has converted 50% or better from the field in five of six games.  His mid-range game has also been better than I expected, though the buzzer-beating three he hit at the end of the first isn't something we should expect to see much of.

The Bucks next play the Bobs in Charlotte at 6 pm on Tuesday.