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Michael Redd scored 16 and was 9-for-11 from the free-throw line on Saturday.
Milwaukee 106, Minnesota 97
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20 (AP) -- Mo Williams had 20 points and 12 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-97 in a preseason game on Saturday night.
Yi, the sixth overall selection in the 2007 NBA draft, had his best game so far. In 28 minutes, he was 6-of-9 from the floor and grabbed 12 rebounds in his third start for the Bucks (3-2).
Brewer, taken one pick after Yi, made his second start for the Timberwolves. He shot 10-of-15 and had six assists in his best preseason outing.
Brewer's 3-pointer late in the third pulled the Timberwolves to 72-67 and gave him 18 points. He came into the game having scored just 18 points total.
Simmons returned to the starting lineup for Milwaukee after being held out of the two previous games. The 6-foot-6 forward missed the entire 2006-07 season with an injury to his right heel and underwent two surgeries on his right foot last winter. The Bucks are being cautious with his return.
Both coaches used their reserves to start the fourth, but when Craig Smith's free throw pulled the Timberwolves to 89-85 midway through the fourth, Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak reinserted Williams, Bogut and Redd. Moments later, Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman put back in his starters.
The Bucks never let the Timberwolves get closer than 86-84 on Gerald Green's basket with 6:59 to play.
It was the 31st annual Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund game.