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MILWAUKEE -- The Charlotte Hornets turned up the pressure on the Milwaukee Bucks from the outset of their season opener. Nike Air Max 95 Outlet .Nicholas Batum disrupted the Bucks on the perimeter. Center Roy Hibbert had his teammates backs in the paint.The defense helped Charlotte build a big early lead, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a shoulder injury in the 107-96 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday night.Early, they didnt get things easy, Hornets coach Steve Clifford said.They led by as many as 24 points in the third quarter before fending off a late charge from Milwaukee.The Bucks, who looked lackluster for much of the game, drew energy from Greg Monroes hustle in the paint and Jason Terrys floater that cut the lead to 93-85 with 5:08 left.But the Hornets held on down the stretch, getting a straightaway 3 from Marvin Williams for a 12-point lead with 3:21 left.They definitely outplayed us. We just cant let that happen (any) more, Bucks forward Jabari Parker said.Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 31 points, nine rebounds and five assists. The 6-foot-11 forward, now serving as Milwaukees primary ball-handler, showed he was worth the four-year $100 million contract extension he signed before training camp.Im not happy, we all wanted to start this season with a win ... so thats all I can think about, Antetokounmpo said.The Hornets pressed early, and tried to force the Bucks to find other ways to start the offense. The Hornets also had an effective wing defender in the 6-foot-8 Batum.Nic set the tone with his ball pressure, trying to disrupt the offense, which not many guys his size could do, Clifford said.Williams finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, a playoff team a year ago following a 48-win season.TIP INSHornets: C Cody Zeller, who did not play the entire preseason because of a right knee injury, was 5 of 6 from the field for 15 points in 14 minutes. ... C-F Frank Kaminsky missed the game with a strained right foot. Kaminsky was a star in college at Wisconsin, where he helped lead the Badgers to two Final Four appearances.Bucks: Malcolm Brogdon played well in his NBA debut, serving as the point guard when Antetokounmpo and Matthew Dellavedova were off the court. Brogdon, a second-round draft pick, finished with eight points and five assists in 21 minutes.MOVIN ITThe Bucks couldnt keep up with Charlottes crisp ball movement in the first half, when the Hornets had 17 assists on 22 field goals to build a 15-point lead.Kemba Walker finished with eight assists, six coming in the first half.We just stuck to our game plan. We made all the right plays. We didnt turn the ball over too much, Walker said. We got a lot of stops, pushed the tempo, we made shots.MOVING ONCharlotte lost Jeremy Lin, Courtney Lee and Al Jefferson to free agency in the offseason, bringing in Marco Belinelli, Ramon Sessions and Hibbert.The new Hornets are fitting in quite nicely. Kidd-Gilchrist is back after playing just seven games last season.The 7-foot-2 Hibbert had a couple of rim-rocking dunks in the third quarter that helped build the 20-point lead.With Hibbert anchoring the middle defensively, Clifford likes the length and versatility provided by Batum and the 6-7 Kidd-Gilchrist.LONG SHOTSThe Bucks were haunted by familiar problems that carried over from last years 33-win squad.Milwaukee was just 1 of 9 from behind the 3-point arc in the first half. Interior defense was also an issue and the Hornets took advantage of the scrambling Bucks by moving the ball quickly around the court.Milwaukee finished 3 of 16 from behind the arc. Charlotte was 7 of 23 from 3-point range, but their baskets came in clutch situations.The timely 3s hurt. For us they shot 30 percent from the 3-point line. Well take that, but when youre behind, your margin of error, its very slim, coach Jason Kidd said.UP NEXTHornets: At Miami on Friday.Bucks: Host Nets on Saturday.---Follow Genaro Armas at: https://twitter.com/GArmasAP Cheap Air Max 95 Store . PETERSBURG, Fla. Air Max 95 Sale .25 million option on reliever Jose Veras. http://www.cheapairmax95.com/ . Deulofeu injured a muscle in his right leg in Evertons 4-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Barcelona says that its team doctors will "co-ordinate" with Evertons medical staff as Deulofeu recovers. ETOBICOKE, Ontario -- The queen of the turf, Tepin, has taken her talents north of the border for Saturdays $1 million Woodbine Mile, but is she poised to bring her A game off a three-month layoff?Tepin is unbeaten in her last seven outings. Her memorable victory over males in last years Grade 1 Breeders Cup Mile enabled her to clinch the Eclipse Award for the champion female turf runner. This year, Tepin picked up right where she left off by winning all five of her races. Following a pair of graded stakes scores at Tampa Bay Downs, she took the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley by five lengths at Keeneland and then won the Grade 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile.In June, owner Robert Masterson and trainer Mark Casse got ambitious for Tepins most recent start, shipping her to England for the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes going a straight mile at the prestigious Royal Ascot meet. Over soft ground that wasnt to her liking and without Lasix, she prevailed by a half-length in a gritty performance under regular rider Julien Leparoux.Tepin has been working at Saratoga, where she spent most of the summer under the watchful eye of assistant trainer Norm Casse.Shes always run well fresh, Norm Casse said. In that way, Im confident. Her works were the way that we like them to be. All indicators are shes ready. Im cautiously optimistic.The 20th running of the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile attracted a field of eight and heads a spectacular card that also includes the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf, the Grade 2 Canadian, and the Grade 3 Ontario Derby.The Woodbine Mile and Canadian are Breeders Cup Win and Youre In qualifiers. The Mile has yielded four BC Mile winners, including Wise Dan and Court Vision.The Woodbine Mile, the 12th and final race on the card, will be broadcast on TSN2 in Canada from 6-7 p.m. Eastern. Post time is 6:39.Saturdays early pick four has a guaranteed pool of $150,000, and the late one is guaranteed at $250,000. The early pick five is guaranteed at $50,000. A late pick five has been added, with a $100,000 minimum.There is no show wagering on the Woodbine Mile.Key ContendersTepin, by Bernstein Last 3 Beyers: 102-107-107From the outside, post 8, she figures to track the projected pacesetter, Arod, before making her move.Shes very versatile, said Norm Casse. Ideally, wed like her to sit off somebody. I think she relaxes a little better that way. The slower they go early, the more effective her kick is latte. Discount Air Max 95 Online. If she gets comfortable early, shes going to be really tough to beat.The only filly or mare to win the Woodbine Mile was Ventura, who prevailed off a five-month layoff in 2009 for trainer Bobby Frankel.Mutakayyef, by Sea The StarsBy far the best of the Europeans invaders, the 5-year-old is coming off a troubled third behind the highly accomplished Postponed and Group 1 winner Highland Reel in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York. He was previously victorious in the Group 2 Summer Mile at Ascot.He was gelded over the winter and this year has won 2 of 3 starts.He has made a significant step up, said trainer William Haggas. He has improved since his gelding operation last winter. His form is strong, although not quite as strong as that shown by Tepin.Arod, by TeofiloHis fruitful 2015 campaign included a second to the brilliant miler Solow in a Group 1 at Epsom. His recent form was poor before a third-place finish in the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Aug. 27.I was very happy with his last race, said trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam. My horses had been very sick, and he was the same, so, really, it was like his first run of the year.Assistant trainer Gary Hindmarch said Arod could lead the way Saturday.He likes to be in front, but if someone tears off, hes quite happy to sit behind, said Hindmarch. The ground is a key factor with him. He wants it like the road.Mr. Owen, by Invincible Spirit Beyer: 97He was a nonthreatening sixth in last years Woodbine Mile after getting away slowly and racing three wide on the turn. He has been idle since July 17, when he wound up second in the Group 3 Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte in France.Full Mast, by Mizzen Mast Last 3 Beyers: 103-96-102He was a Group 3 winner in France before joining trainer Bill Motts barn this year. After landing an optional claimer at Belmont in June, he was a troubled fourth in the Grade 2 King Edward here July 2 and is exiting a narrow loss in the Lure Stakes at Saratoga.Mott won the inaugural Woodbine Mile with Geri.Glenville Gardens, by Street Cry Last 3 Beyers: 98-94-91The sharpest local runner, he took the local prep, the Grade 2 Play the King.Trainer Sid Attard claimed him for $40,000 last September. Attard won the 2001 Woodbine Mile with 6-1 shot Numerous Times. 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