It’s refreshing for many hoops fans to see NBA preseason games, especially after the NBA lockout of the 2011 forced a late start to the season. This year, NBA fans have no worries, as the 2012 preseason is in full gear.
The Milwaukee Bucks got their 2012 preseason schedule off to a nice start Tuesday with a comfortable 97-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Canton, OH. Six Bucks scored in double figures, led by Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings, who both scored 15 points. C.J. Miles led the Cavs with 18 points, while Kyrie Irving scored 16.
The Bucks pulled ahead in the second quarter and led by double figures for most of the second half.
Refreshed and ready to play, the Bucks’ offense seem well-developed, making the win an easy one. The team’s playmaking was clear when the first unit showed off nice chemistry and fluidity.
An early possession saw a full ball-swing to Brandon Jennings, who pump-faked from the left wing, drove along the baseline, and swung a quick pass to a diving Ersan Ilyasova for Milwaukee’s first field goal. You really couldn’t have asked for a prettier play to earn Milwaukee’s first made shot of the season.
With one win under their belts in the preseason, the Bucks go for win No. 2 when they host the Detroit Pistons Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.