Rookies, late rally lead Grizzlies over Bucks 107-102

Oct 1, 2022, 8:03 AM | Updated: Oct 2, 2022, 1:07 am
Memphis Grizzlies' Kennedy Chandler shoots between Milwaukee Bucks' Grayson Allen snd Sandro Mamuke...

Memphis Grizzlies' Kennedy Chandler shoots between Milwaukee Bucks' Grayson Allen snd Sandro Mamukelashvili during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

              Memphis Grizzlies' David Roddy drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Jevon Carter during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Milwaukee Bucks' Jordan Nwora fouls Memphis Grizzlies' Jake LaRavia during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Memphis Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams shoots past Milwaukee Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Memphis Grizzlies' Kennedy Chandler shoots between Milwaukee Bucks' Grayson Allen snd Sandro Mamukelashvili during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie David Roddy scored 18 points, two-way signee Kenny Lofton Jr. added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 107-102 on Saturday night in the opening preseason game for both teams.

Many of the star players for both teams didn’t play. Milwaukee All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, forward Khris Middleton and guard Joe Ingles, who came over from Utah in a late-season trade after he was injured, were among those not dressing. Even Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer was out, still recovering from offseason ankle surgery.

Leading scorer Ja Morant, backup Tyus Jones, center Steven Adams and starting guard Desmond Bane were among the Grizzlies who sat.

Jake LaRavia, another Memphis rookie, scored 15 points, while Santi Aldama scored 13. Ziaire Williams and rookie point guard Kennedy Chandler added 11 points each, Chandler handing out eight assists.

Jordan Nwora scored 21 points, while Grayson Allen and Sandro Mamukelashvili, under a two-way contract with Milwaukee, each finished with 15.

It was the first appearance for both teams after successful 2021-22 campaigns. The Bucks finished 51-31, good for third in the Eastern Conference, while Memphis had the second-best record in the NBA at 56-26.

Both teams were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the eventual conference champions – Golden State in the West and Boston in the East.

ADAMS EXTENDED

Earlier Saturday, the Grizzlies announced they have signed center Steven Adams to a multi-year extension. Adams, who joined the Grizzlies before last season in a trade from New Orleans, averaged 6.9 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists for Memphis.

WARRIORS 104; WIZARDS 95

Stephen Curry scored 17 points, playing 15 minutes in the first half Sunday to help the Golden State Warriors to a 104-95 victory over the Washington Wizards as the teams wrapped up their two-game preseason series in Tokyo.

Andrew Wiggins was the only other Warriors starter in double figures with 10. Reserves Moses Moody and Patrick Baldwin Jr. added 12 points apiece as Golden State won both games in Tokyo. Baldwin was 4 of 6 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

Kristaps Porzingis led the Wizards with 18 points, while Will Barton, seeing his first action of the preseason, scored 12. Rui Hachimura and Monte Morris had 11 points each, Hachimura also grabbing 10 rebounds.

Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who played in the opener, rested, opening the way for Barton, obtained in an off-season from Denver, to start.

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