Cavaliers beat Bucks in preseason opener 99-87 - NBC Sports

Cavaliers beat Bucks in preseason opener 99-87
Milwaukee Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova (7), from Turkey, holds his ankle after an injury during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 8, 2013, 10:00 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) Tristan Thompson scored 17 points, Kyrie Irving added 14 and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 99-87 in the preseason opener for both teams Tuesday night.

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown returned to the Cleveland bench for the first time since being fired following the 2009-10 season. Brown coached the Lakers in 2011-12 before being let go five games into last season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, an 18-year-old guard from Greece who was the Bucks' first-round draft choice, scored 14 points. Stephen Graham led Milwaukee with 15.

Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova left the game in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle and was helped to the locker room. He did not return and scored six points in nine minutes.

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