Garnett dominated in playing a preseason-high 30 minutes.
He had 11 points and nine rebounds in the decisive third period,
when Minnesota (2-4) used a 14-2 run to take the lead for good.
Garnett had six points during the spurt, as Minnesota turned a
57-53 deficit into a 67-59 advantage. The Bucks (3-3) went without
a field goal from the 8:46 mark of the third quarter until Andrew
Bogut tipped in a missed shot with 0.7 seconds left.
Milwaukee never led in the fourth quarter despite playing its
starting lineup until the end. Bobby Simmons sank two free throws
to get the Bucks within one, 86-85, with 56 seconds left.
The Bucks had the ball down two, 87-85, with 20.7 seconds left
but T.J. Ford missed a layup with 8 seconds remaining to seal it.