Okay, third time's a charm here: Pistons 88, Bucks 80

The Pistons may not have won a game on their back-to-back-to-back, but they finally got to the Milwaukee Bucks on their third try this short season. Detroit avoided an eighth straight loss with an 88-80 win, largely due to their No. 8 overall pick, Brandon Knight. Crazy eights. Hey! Eight ball, will the Pistons still get a draft pick that only has one eyebrow? Maybe? Gr8, cool.

Knight scored 10 points in the decisive second quarter in which the Pistons outscored the Bucks 25-15, and he finished with a career high 26 points and seven assists (and no turnovers!). Greg Monroe had his 12th double-double of the year with a modest 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Detroit held Milwaukee to 35-percent shooting, which was a nice change of pace after allowing opposing teams to shoot 48, 60, 51, 49, 49, 52, and 53-percent during the seven-game losing streak (per the Kool-Lang man).

Vanilla Ice after the jump:

  • Austin Daye is the worst.
  • Pistons were 12-for-44 on pick-and-rolls, post ups, and spot ups combined. They were 13-for-18 on transition and cuts.
  • Box Score
  • Roll Call: The Boourns, Toledo Joe, JWurm, V., Mike Payne, leonelreo, dubzfan, Trout Jefferson, Sean_Corp, Skylar, bugman222, curlyfries, Packey, Kruza, BandWagonerPaysTheDues, Shinons*, Shinons, DBB Diablo, Aris Kafadogias, Rusty_Shackleford, aussiepiston, brgulker, tads, MrHappyMushroom, blubomber17, thesiberian, halfbackattack33, mcflies, Roco, gordbrown, Supa Dupe, Kriz, garrettelliott, bonerici, MSUDersh, TDP
    Total Users: 36
    Total Posts: 270
    Total Threads: 1

    Name # of Posts
    BandWagonerPaysTheDues 50
    Mike Payne 27
    Skylar 24
    Packey 23
    Rusty_Shackleford 17
    bugman222 17
    brgulker 14
    Kruza 14
    aussiepiston 12
    Shinons* 11
    Trout Jefferson 8
    Aris Kafadogias 7
    MrHappyMushroom 5
    tads 5
    The Boourns 4
    garrettelliott 3
    DBB Diablo 3
    Toledo Joe 3
    curlyfries 3
    V. 2
    gordbrown 2
    TDP 2
    Kriz 1
    Supa Dupe 1
    bonerici 1
    MSUDersh 1
    Roco 1
    halfbackattack33 1
    leonelreo 1
    dubzfan 1
    Sean_Corp 1
    JWurm 1
    blubomber17 1
    Shinons 1
    thesiberian 1
    mcflies 1

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