Carter-Williams helps Bucks pull away from T-Wolves 106-88
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Khris Middleton scored 17 points, Michael Carter-Williams added 16 and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the third quarter for a 106-88 win on Tuesday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Carter-Williams scored 11 in the pivotal quarter when the Bucks turned a two-point halftime edge into a 20-point lead. Coach Jason Kidd’s student at point guard added seven rebounds and five assists on the night, along with six turnovers.
TIMBERWOLVES: Rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, the first overall pick in this year’s draft, had six points and six rebounds in a game played at the Kohl Center, home of the Wisconsin Badgers. The one-and-done center from Kentucky was also serenaded at the foul line with chants of ”38-1,” the Wildcats’ record after getting beaten by Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament national semifinals. … Rookie point guard Tyus Jones, the floor general on the Duke team that beat Wisconsin for the national championship, was booed each time he touched the ball. … Shabazz Muhammad led Minnesota with 18 points.
BUCKS: Former Badgers forward Marcus Landry played in the fourth quarter and finished with five points.
STAR WATCH: Six-foot-11 Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo swooped in along the baseline in the first quarter to convert Chris Copeland’s missed 3 into an emphatic dunk. … Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins had 14 points on 3-of-11 shooting.
MIDSEASON FORM: Big man Greg Monroe finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds in 26 minutes.
UP NEXT: The teams wrap up their preseason schedules with a rematch on Friday in Minnesota.