(LAS VEGAS) (PRESS RELEASE)- The Bucks closed out their 2009 Summer League schedule with an 84-83 loss to the Raptors. It was a back-and-forth game that saw Milwaukee take the lead with less than a minute to go on a Jodie Meeks three-pointer. Toronto went back up by one with seconds to go and held on for the victory.
It was the Bucks lone loss of the Summer League. Jodie Meeks led all scorers with 29 points on 12-23 shooting from the field and 4-8 field goals from long distance. He also chipped in with four boards and a steal. Joe Alexander had a game-high eight rebounds to go along with 19 points (7-14 field goals), four assists and a block. 2009 first round pick Brandon Jennings dished seven dimes (tied for a game-high) while adding 13 points (6-13 field goals) and one steal.
The Bucks shot 47.2 percent for the game (34-72) and led by as many as six in a contest that featured 13 lead changes and 12 ties. After shooting under 40.0% in their first two summer league games, the Bucks have shot over 50.0% in their last two, including 51.7% in today's game. After an even first quarter (20-20), Milwaukee pulled away in the 2nd and led by nine at the break. They led by as many as 15 in the contest and never really had the lead threatened down the stretch.
Jodie Meeks led the club in scoring for the Summer League, averaging 19.0 points on 55.7 percent shooting from the field (39-70), 53.3 from three (8-15) and 81.8 from the line (9-11). Brandon Jennings led the club with 8.2 assists per game while also contributing 14.6 points, 3.6 steals and 2.6 rebounds. Joe Alexander was second on the team in points (16.6) and rebounds (6.4) and led in blocks (1.4). Amir Johnson averaged 10.5 points on 60.0 percent shooting and a team-high 6.5 rebounds with 1.2 blocks. In four games, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute averaged 7.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist.
Courtesy: Bucks Media Relations