MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Bucks lost their first game of the season Wednesday night, 108-90 to the Memphis Grizzlies at the B-M-O Harris Bradley Center. The Bucks trailed by 22 points early in the second half – and they got the margin down to seven before the Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth quarter. Memphis out-rebounded the Bucks 49-41, and had a 46-38 scoring edge in the paint. Coach Scott Skiles said the Bucks had their chances inside, but they missed 15 lay-ups and were out-played at the rim. Zach Randolph had his fourth straight double-double for Memphis with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Four Memphis starters scored in double figures. Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 19 points, on a night when the Bucks were out-shot 53 to 38 percent. Monta Ellis missed 9 of his first 10 shots from the floor, but he ended up with 15. The Bucks also missed 7 of 21 from the free throw line. Memphis improved to 3-1. Milwaukee is now 2-1, and will play at Washington tomorrow night.
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