The Bucks started their Summer League off with a loss on Friday, dropping their opener 101-89 to the New Orleans Pelicans. There were good plays, there were bad plays, but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves!
Sean Kilpatrick led the Bucks with 24 points, while Kevin Jones and Rashad Vaughn followed close behind with 15 and 14 points respectively. Jones added eight rebounds. Seth Curry led the Pelicans squad with 30 points. Vaughn's 14 points came on 5-14 shooting, but he did add five boards and two assists in a nice opener.
Damien Inglis had 4p/2r in just 10 minutes of action before leaving the court with what, at the time, looked like an injury to his right foot, the same foot that kept him out all of last season. Inglis limped off the court and was temporarily tended to by a trainer, but returned to the bench shortly thereafter.
After the game, Inglis told reporters that there was no injury and that he would be ready to play on Sunday after getting some rest. Given that he had been away from game action for over a year, he was definitely out of game shape and he acknowledged that getting back into shape will be a long process. Giving him limited minutes appeared to always be part of the plan, so take a deep breath, Bucks fans.
The Bucks next game will be on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs at 5:30 CT.