Las Vegas, Nevada -- Rashad Vaughn got stuck in an elevator a few days ago, and couldn't get out for about an hour.

He's taken full advantage of his freedom since.

The former Robbinsdale Cooper standout had 31 points and eight rebounds, leading the Milwaukee Bucks past the Brooklyn Nets 88-83. Vaughn had 21 of his points after halftime, and shot 13 for 18 from the field.

It was a big bounceback for the Bucks, who dropped their Vegas opener to Cleveland on Friday in an 82-53 rout.

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"More settled, more calm," Vaughn told NBA TV after the Bucks got their first win of the summer. "The first game is always tough because your jitters are going, you're excited. But we were able to come in and be calm and slow things down and I think that helped us a lot."

Vaughn, however, wasn't the problem in that Cleveland game. In the 21 minutes that he played, the Bucks and Cavaliers were even. In the 19 minutes where he wasn't on the floor, the Cavs outscored the Bucks by 29.

Vaughn played high school basketball for Cooper until the end of his junior season before transferring to Findlay Prep, outside of Las Vegas, to play against better competition during his final year of high school. He played one season of college basketball at UNLV before turning pro.