Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 12/17

Game 1: Saturday, December 17th
Game 2: Wednesday, December 21st

Bucks 96

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Timberwolves 117

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: FSN

    8:00 PM ET, December 17, 2011

    Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

    1 2 3 4 T
    MIL 24 28 26 1896
    MIN 26 36 30 25117

    Ricky Rubio supplies seven assists in debut for Timberwolves

    Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio wowed an eager crowd with some slick passing in his NBA debut and Kevin Love had 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 117-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in their preseason opener on Saturday night.

    Rubio had six points, seven assists and six rebounds in 23 minutes, eliciting chants of "Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole!" in the fourth quarter in homage to his Spanish roots. Michael Beasley scored 21 points and No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams had 14 points for Minnesota in coach Rick Adelman's debut.

    Mike Dunleavy had 16 points and five assists and rookie Jon Leuer had 18 points and five rebounds for the Bucks.

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