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Pistons vs. Bucks Preview: Milwaukee returns home looking to stay perfect under Jim Boylan

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Coming off a back-to-back sweep of the Suns and Bulls, the Bucks return home hoping to exact some revenge for their 96-94 loss to the Pistons on December 30.

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2012/2013 NBA Season
Mil_medium
(18-16, 10-8 home)
vs.
Det
(13-23, 3-14 road)
January 11, 2012
BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, WI
7:30 CT
FS Wisconsin | 620 WTMJ
Probable Starters
Brandon Jennings PG Brandon Knight
Monta Ellis SG Kyle Singler
Marquis Daniels SF Tayshaun Prince
Luc Mbah a Moute PF Jason Maxiell
Larry Sanders C Greg Monroe
2012/13 Advanced Stats
93.7 (6th) Pace 89.9 (26th)
102.3 (27th) ORtg 104.3 (17th)
103.1 (6th) DRtg 106.0 (16th)

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Pistons update. Most of what we wrote a week ago still applies, though it's worth noting that Detroit has continued to play pretty well since we last saw them down the Bucks 96-94 at the Palace. The Pistons wrapped up their five-game homestand with narrow wins over the Kings and Hawks before falling to the Bobcats in overtime on Sunday, a loss that they've had a whopping five days to think about. Having been off since Sunday, the Pistons should be plenty rested but hopefully less sharp.

Monta. Monta Ellis is listed as questionable but Andrew Gruman reports that Jim Boylan expects him to play tonight.

Bucks dominating the East. Don't look now, but the Bucks own the fourth-best record against conference foes in the East. Their 15-8 mark ranks behind only the Knicks, Bulls and Nets, which means they are well-positioned for a playoff push in the second half of the season. If they can improve their so-so 10-8 record at home and maintain the .500 play on the road, things could come together quickly. Then again, another loss to the Pistons could put us all back at square one.

Pistons highlights. Over at Detroit Bad Boys, they've uncovered a video tribute to the highlight plays for Detroit in 2012. The first extended highlight features Charlie Villanueva, so...yeah. Andre Drummond dunks are fun, and apparently the Pistons announcers call Will Bynum "Bynumite," which is a pretty solid nickname.


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Detroit Pistons
@ Milwaukee Bucks

Friday, Jan 11, 2013, 7:30 PM CST
BMO Harris Bradley Center

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Detroit Pistons Roster

# Pos.
Will Bynum 12 G
Austin Daye 5 F
Andre Drummond 1 F
Kim English 24 G
Jonas Jerebko 33 F
Brandon Knight 7 G
Viacheslav Kravtsov 55 C
Corey Maggette 50 F
Jason Maxiell 54 F
Khris Middleton 32 F
Greg Monroe 10 C
Tayshaun Prince 22 F
Kyle Singler 25 G
Rodney Stuckey 3 G
Charlie Villanueva 31 F

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