Bucks 115, Timberwolves 111, 2OT
Jan. 31, 1999
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves got more preseason action than anybody else, thanks to a double-overtime affair Saturday night.
Glenn Robinson scored seven of his 20 points in the second extra period as the Bucks outlasted the Timberwolves 115-111.
Ray Allen had 29 points and Dell Curry 21 for Milwaukee. Stephon Marbury scored 32 points and Kevin Garnett had 20 for Minnesota.
Garnett's six-foot jumper with 5.8 seconds left in the first overtime tied it at 103, and Allen's desperation heave at the buzzer rimmed out.
The Timberwolves hit five consecutive 3-pointers in the final minute of regulation _ three by Sam Mitchell and two by Chris Carr. Mitchell's swish at the buzzer tied it at 97.
The Bucks appeared to have the game in hand when Allen sank two foul shots to give Milwaukee an 89-82 advantage with a minute left. Even though Milwaukee sank all six of its free throws and got a nifty hook from Tyrone Hill after that, Mitchell and Carr combined for 15 points.
The Bucks, under new coach George Karl, were without starting point guard Terrell Brandon (quadriceps) as the teams played the second of their two exhibitions in the lockout-shortened preseason. Minnesota won the first game, 96-86 in Minneapolis on Thursday night.
The Bucks scored just 17 points in the first quarter, when they had only four men on the court at one time, but bounced back to take a 49-46 halftime lead. Three Timberwolves broke for the wrong basket on the opening tip.
Minnesota played without starter Anthony Peeler (knee), and the Bucks also missed Armen Gilliam _ yes, Armen. The 11th-year pro, who missed the game with a dislocated ring finger on his right hand, said he was tired of people mispronouncing his name when it was ``Armon.''