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Bucks at Pistons Preview: In Restless Dreams, I Walked Alone

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14/15 NBA Season
(2-3, 1-2 road)
(1-3, 1-1 home)
November 7, 2014
The Palace at Auburn Hills | Auburn Hills, MI
6:30 CT
Fox Sports Wisconsin | 620 WTMJ
Probable Starters
Brandon Knight PG Brandon Jennings
Kendall Marshall SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Jabari Parker SF Kyle Singler
Ersan Ilyasova PF Greg Monroe
Larry Sanders C Andre Drummond
2014/15 Advanced Stats
97.4 (9th)
Pace 93.1 (28th)
95.1 (25th) ORtg 95.7 (24th)
94.4 (4th)
DRtg 103.2 (18th)

Opponent Coverage: Detroit Bad Boys - Detroit Free Press

Game Coverage: Bucks vs Pistons coverage

UPDATE: After barely sniffing the lineup in the first five games, Kendall Marshall is starting alongside Brandon Knight in the Bucks backcourt tonight.

Hello darkness, my old friend.  I've come to talk with you again.

The Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) head to a massive parking lot north of Detroit Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons (1-3) on Friday night.  And for the first time this year we get to play our favorite game... "What's Brandon Jennings Up To?!?!"

Ah, our Young Buck.  So much hope.  So much promise.  Such flare.  Such excitement.  I mean, just look at this guy.

And the vision that was planted in my brain... still remains.

Of course, it never worked with him or the Bucks, and Brandon Knight (equally hated by most!) came to town.  Instead of blathering on and on about what those two players are doing right now, let's just have someone smarter than me do it for you.

Advantage... basketball!

Detroit also possesses a nightmare we all could have been subjected to in Josh Smith, who's been hilarious this year (.314 FG%!!! .314eFG%!!!!!!! Which means he hasn't hit a three yet (0-7)!!!!!!!).  Remember how close the Bucks were to trading for him?

And the people bowed and prayed.

The Pistons just picked up their first win of the year over the Knicks on Wednesday.  They started Jennings-Kentavious Caldwell-Pope-Smith-Andre Drummond-Greg Monroe in that game for the first time all year.  With the Bucks' length, I would anticipate Kyle Singler back starting for the Pistons in place of Smith.

The Bucks with one of their many assumed "close, but no cigar" games against Chicago on Wednesday, but did see an event that many have been clamoring for... Giannis down the stretch.  Will that happen again?  That completely depends on him.  And Jared Dudley being bad.  That, too.

This game marks the beginning of yet another back-to-back, with the Memphis Grizzlies in town tomorrow.  Six games in eight days at the beginning of the season.  Thanks Obama.

Will Brandon Knight try to set the world on fire against his former team?  Will Jabari Parker continue to just sort of be there?  Will Ersan Ilyasova do anything... anything at all?

And most of all... will the Bucks pull off their second straight road win?  If they do... they'll bask in that glorious sound one seeks when away from home...

The sound of silence.

P.S. Caron Butler is there, too.  So that's a thing.