Bucks lose season openerThe Milwaukee Bucks lost their NBA season opener at Chicago Tuesday night 108-95, ruining coach Scott Skiles’ debut against his old team.
The Milwaukee Bucks lost their NBA season opener at Chicago Tuesday night 108-95, ruining coach Scott Skiles’ debut against his old team.
The Bucks stayed close until the Bulls had a 10-2 run to end the third quarter. Chicago was up by as many as 15 in the final period.
Milwaukee was dominated on both ends of the floor. The Bucks were out-shot 51-47 percent and out-rebounded 40-32. They committed 19 turnovers in which the Bulls scored 29 points and Chicago had a 20-1 edge in fast-break points.
Skiles said the Bucks’ defense was not creating any offense, putting added pressure on their half-court game.
Michael Redd led the Bucks with 30 points and Richard Jefferson had 15.
Six Chicago players scored in double figures, led by Luol Deng with 21. Top draft choice Derrick Rose had 11 points and nine assists.
Tonight (Wednesday), the Bucks will provide the opposition for Oklahoma City’s first home game with its new team. The Thunder moved from Seattle during the summer.