(AP) — Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott scored 23
points each to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-95
victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night,
making new coach Fred Hoiberg a winner in his preseason
Vaughn had a team-high 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting.
Miles Plumlee had 12 points.
was 7 for 12 from the field in 25 minutes. McDermott,
who was 0 for 5 from the field in the first half, scored
all his points in the second half on 8-for-14 shooting.
Nikola Mirotic had 18 points and eight rebounds.
Rose (left orbital fracture) and Pau Gasol (rest) didn't
play for Chicago. Milwaukee's Jabari Parker, recovering
from ACL surgery last December, won't play in a
preseason game until at least next week, according to
coach Jason Kidd.
(AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and nine rebounds
and the Minnesota Lynx evened the best-of-five WNBA
Finals at one game apiece with a 77-71 victory over the
Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.
made 10 of 13 shots and Maya Moore added 19 points and
eight boards for the Lynx, who are looking for their
third championship in the last five years.
January scored 17 points and Tamika Catchings had 11
points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Fever,
who nearly won their second straight game on the road to
open this rematch of the 2012 series won by Indiana.
3 is Friday night in Indianapolis.
PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have placed
right wing Justin Fontaine on injured reserve to set
their initial roster for the regular season.
Wild also assigned defenseman Mike Reilly to their AHL
affiliate Tuesday and placed center Jordan Schroeder on
waivers. Fontaine has an unspecified upper-body injury
and can be activated at any time.
meant rookie center Tyler Graovac made the team. He's
been on the third line during training camp with Thomas
Vanek and Charlie Coyle.
Nate Prosser also around for depth on defense, the Wild
decided to send Reilly to Iowa so he could play
regularly. The 22-year-old played for the University of
Minnesota the past two seasons.
Wild start their season Thursday at Colorado. Their home
opener is Saturday against St. Louis.
PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have
traded linebacker Gerald Hodges to the San Francisco
49ers for rookie center Nick Easton and a sixth-round
general manager Rick Spielman announced the deal
a backup outside linebacker in Minnesota's 4-3 scheme
his first two seasons, was the starter this season at
middle linebacker in the base defense. Rookie Eric
Kendricks replaced him in the nickel package, though.
Kendricks has developed enough that the Vikings
considered Hodges expendable at a position of depth.
Vikings traded a sixth-round pick for guard Jeremiah
Sirles, so they got one back.
was acquired by the 49ers in a deal with the Baltimore
Ravens last month. He was undrafted out of Harvard.