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Rapid Recap: Bucks 120, Pistons 99

Bucks roll past Pistons to go up 2-0 in series

NBA: Playoffs-Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Though there’d be a little bit of adversity in the first half, it’d be another night of easy business for the Bucks. They’d end up knocking off the Detroit Pistons by a score of 120-99 to go up 2-0 in the series.

It’d be a much more competitive first quarter this time around. Detroit would start out with a much higher and more physical intensity than in Game 1. However, despite that, the Bucks still found themselves with a double-digit lead going into the second at 38-27. Eric Bledsoe and his 12 points were a large part of that.

Detroit’s grit would continue to be the standout in the second quarter and it started with charges, charges, and more charges. A flurry of them would allow them to get right back in the thick of things and clearly frustrate Milwaukee. It’d result in the Pistons clinging to a one point lead moving into halftime, 59-58.

A huge swing would go in Milwaukee’s favor in the third quarter. Right out of the gates, they’d embark on a massive run and begin to really separate themselves from the Pistons. Heading into the final quarter of play, the good guys would hold a 93-76 lead. That’d be enough padding for the Bucks in this one, as they breezed through the fourth quarter with no real issues.

Stat That Stood Out

Talk about a playoff redemption. Eric Bledsoe definitely had a night to remember. On a night where Giannis didn’t have his best stuff at times, somebody had to jump in to assist with the scoring and Bledose filled those shoes as he ended up totaling 27 points. It really seemed that whenever the Bucks were in dire need of a pick-me-up, he was the one who was scoring the next basket. He didn’t have the most attractive percentage from deep (3-of-8), but he administered his scoring in other areas of the floor with the most noticeable being his drives to the hoop. There are likely going to be a few other games during this postseason run where Giannis is frustrated, so the more that Bledsoe can step up, the better.