Credit: USA Today Sports - Scanpix
Credit USA Today Sports - Scanpix

Reigning champs Milwaukee Bucks played with a full roster for the first time in the preseason, sending a message to other title contenders by easily defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-110 (48-32, 33-22, 23-27, 26-29).

The "deers" had Giannis Antetokounmpo on the floor for the first time, along with Jrue Holliday and Khris Middleton. The champs had an amazing first quarter where they scored 48 points.

For the hosts, Giannis Antetokounmpo played 17 minutes with 8 points on 4/9 from the field, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, while Noora was the top scorer with 15 points. Elijah Bryant and Middleton had 14 points.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo added 4 points on 2/3 two-pointers, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, and 1 turnover.

Luguentz Dort tallied 19 points (4-6 3pt FG) for the Thunder in the losing effort. The Bucks improve to 1-2 in the preseason, while the Thunder fall to 0-2.

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