NBA Game Recap - Detroit at Milwaukee
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:30 PM EST

PHO
100
MIN
98
F
CHI
116
CHA
115
F
ORL
106
IND
111
F
MIA
86
PHI
113
F
SA
111
NY
104
F
TOR
119
ATL
116
F
LAL
109
MEM
108
F
POR
104
CLE
110
F
DET
90
MIL
104
F
NO
120
UTA
128
F

Milwaukee 104, Detroit 90

Nov 23, 2019, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Detroit (5-11)

24

23

22

21

90

Milwaukee (13-3)

27

27

23

27

104

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons 104-90
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:38 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo continued to provide the offense, and the Bucks’ defense eventually caught up.

Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 10 rebounds for his 16th consecutive double-double to lead Milwaukee past the Detroit Pistons 104-90 on Saturday night for its seventh straight victory.

"There were different guys stepping up, making plays,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I think the defense held them tonight. They’re a little banged up on a back-to-back. Unfortunate for them, but kind to us.”

Wesley Mathews added 13 points and Eric Bledsoe had 11 for the Bucks, who improved their record to an Eastern Conference-best 13-3.

Derrick Rose scored 20 points, Langston Galloway added 13 and Andre Drummond had 12 points and 17 rebounds for Detroit, which was without Blake Griffin.

The star forward, who has played in just four games this season, was inactive for injury recovery after playing 32 minutes in a 128-103 victory over Atlanta on Friday in the first game of the back-to-back.

“It doesn’t change my approach. Coming into the game, my mindset is to win,” Antetokounmpo said. “Obviously, when you don’t have a guy like Blake that’s a really great player, and (has) a lot of experience playing, now you’ve got to figure out who you’re guarding and whose going to go against you.”

Antetokounmpo is the first player to open the season with 16 double-doubles in a row since Moses Malone did it for the Houston Rockets in 1981.

Antetokounmpo and George Hill hit consecutive 3-pointers to fuel a 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter and put Milwaukee in front 89-69. Detroit missed its first eight shots of the period before Langston Galloway finally hit a 3 with 5:47 remaining.

“We had some ill-advised shots and didn't execute the way we should have,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “In those moments you’ve got to have a clear understanding of what you are trying to do. We didn't do that.”

The Bucks used a 15-2 run midway through the third quarter to build a 71-54 lead. Detroit whittled it to 77-69 entering the final period.

Casey said he thought fatigue played a factor, especially down the stretch. The Pistons shot 60% in the victory over Atlanta, but dipped to 41% against the Bucks.

“Shooting is the first part you saw,” Casey said. “The same shots we were getting last night were all short. That is a back-to-back, but that is the whole NBA.”

Hill’s 3-pointer at the buzzer put the Bucks up 54-47 at halftime. Milwaukee shot 51% in the first half, making 21 of 41 shots, but Detroit stayed close thanks to nine second-chance points.

“A lot of this is such a two-way sport; offense takes care of the defense, defense takes care of the offense,” said Bucks guard Wesley Matthews. “We start taking care of the ball a little bit better, we had a lot of turnovers on our end, three I think, at least three myself, and it kind of puts the defense in a tough spot. But we responded, we compete and we’re always going to compete.”

TIP-INS

Detroit has four players who were with the Bucks last season: Tim Frazier, Thon Maker, Tony Snell and Christian Wood. “As I went through their depth chart I was like, wow, don’t remember having four from a previous team, previous season and then playing them,” Budenholzer said.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Host the Orlando Magic on Monday.

Bucks: Host the Utah Jazz on Monday.

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Leaders

Detroit PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Doumbouya 0 3 0 0 0 0
D. Rose 20 5 6 3 1 0
Milwaukee PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Antetokounmpo 0 -3 0 0 0 0
G. Antetokounmpo 28 18 3 10 2 1

Team Comparison

DET MIL
Points For 90 104
Field Goals 37/91-41% 41/84-49%
Three Pointers 10/35-29% 13/37-35%
Free Throws 6/10-60% 9/18-50%
Offensive Rebounds 6 9
Defensive Rebounds 34 40
Rebounds 50 60
Blocks 3 8
Steals 7 10
Turnovers 15 21
Points Scored Off Turnovers 20 22
Points in the Paint 48 54
Fast Break Points 12 25
Personal Fouls 18 14
Technical Fouls 0 1
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - MIL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 23 DET 90 @ MIL 104 T. Frazier 2

Game Information

Stadium: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 17,585
Game Time: 2:05