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Rapid Recap: Bucks 117, Pistons 89

Bucks shake off slow start

Milwaukee Bucks v Detroit Pistons Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks season continued with a stop over in Detroit to face the Pistons. Milwaukee was looking to snap a three game losing streak and get back to .500 after an injury plagued start to the season. Milwaukee’s woes only increased when Khris Middleton had tested positive for COVID and would be in the League’s Health and Safety Protocol. Thankfully the Bucks were able to get a comfortable 117-89 win.

NBA.com box score

The first quarter of this game was anything but pretty. Milwaukee looked like a team that was relying on Giannis to do it all while nobody else besides Grayson Allen could hit a shot. That would change in the second quarter as the Bucks offense started to find its groove and Detroit still was struggling to get baskets which gave the Bucks an 18 point lead at halftime. The second half truly was all Milwaukee as Pat Connaughton and Jordan Nwora were consistently getting buckets while Giannis was anchoring the defense contributing with some blocks. Detroit’s youth continued to show and Milwaukee cruised to the end giving Giannis a much needed breather. Milwaukee will make a brief trip back home to take on the New York Knicks Friday.

Stat that stood out

A big reason why the Bucks were able to extend their lead was the cold shooting the Pistons showed from three. Detroit shot 8-47 from three which equates to 17% with Jerami Grant making half of Detroit’s threes.