Milwaukee beats Denver 71-58 in Cable Car Classic

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Matt Tiby scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, and Milwaukee beat Denver 71-58 on Friday night in a season opener at the Cable Car Classic.

Tiby scored 12 of his points on 13 attempts from the free-throw line. Austin Arians led Milwaukee with 20 points.

Milwaukee led 54-53 with 5:35 to go then went on a 13-point run that included 3-pointers by Arians and Akeem Springs to lead 67-53 with 2:07 to go.

CJ Bobbitt was the only Denver player in double figures with 10 points. The Pioneers shot 52.4 percent, including 7 of 17 from the 3-point line but were outrebounded 31-19, including 12-3 on the offensive boards.

Milwaukee, which shot 42.9 percent from the floor and 9 of 27 from the 3-point line, hit 20 of its 21 free-throw attempts. Denver had just 10 attempts from the line, making seven.

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