On a night that initially started off as a tad rocky, the Bucks gained control of the ship and sailed it to calm waters. Their lead would keep growing quarter-by-quarter and they’d end up toppling the visiting Detroit Pistons, 115-92.
Eric Bledsoe was the high point-getter for Milwaukee, concluding his night with another solid outing of 27 points. Five other Bucks landed in the double-digit point range (G. Antetokounmpo, M. Brogdon, T. Snell, T. Maker, and S. Brown). For Detroit, Blake Griffin dominated the stat sheet with his game-high 31 points. He was the recipient of this dirty Giannis slam:
The Bucks will now have an off-day prior to the marquee matchup we’ve all been patiently waiting for — a clash with the Golden State Warriors. Should be a good one at Fiserv on Friday night.
Stat That Stood Out
Downtown Sterling Brown!
Sterling is a player I haven’t had the opportunity to talk much about this season in any of my posts, so I’ll take this opportunity to shine the light on him. He’s been coming on late and receiving more playing time given the circumstances that have circled around with Khris Middleton, and he’s taken advantage of them. His final line consisted of 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-4 from downtown. Given with how unpredictable the NBA season can be, it’s promising to see Sterling capitalize on his moments out on the floor. He’s shown flashes, and I think he’ll continue to be impactful on this team moving forward.