The Milwaukee Bucks shot at a blistering clip for most of the day on Wednesday, spurring their 97-93 summer-league victory over the Houston Rockets.
Milwaukee shot 54.5 percent overall from the field and an eye-popping 60 percent (9 for 15) from beyond the 3-point arc.
Guard Sean Kilpatrick paced the victorious Bucks, pouring in 26 points. Milwaukee, now 1-3 in summer-league play, also got solid offensive performances from rookie Rashad Vaughn (23 points) and forward Kevin Jones (20).
Houston was led by post player Alan Williams’ 17 points.
Starting five: Milwaukee stuck with the main starting lineup it has used in Las Vegas this week. Wednesday’s starters in the frontcourt were Jones, Damien Inglis and center Michael Eric, with the backcourt starters consisting of Vaughn and Jorge Gutierrez.
The Vaughn report: Vaughn, the Bucks’ first-round draft pick earlier this summer, played 32 minutes, 36 seconds against the Rockets. The UNLV product connected on seven of 17 field-goal attempts and buried three of six 3-point attempts. Vaughn also had three rebounds, one steal and committed four turnovers.
Stat corner: The Bucks won despite coughing up 25 total turnovers. . . . Milwaukee won the game’s rebounding battle, 38-37. . . . Houston shot just 21.1 percent from 3-point territory. . . . Milwaukee continued its struggles from the free-throw line this week, as it made just 16 of 27 (59.3 percent) attempts from the charity stripe.
Next: The Bucks return to action Thursday at 3 p.m. CT, against the Suns.