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Bucking a trend? Milwaukee @ Detroit

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Game Tips at 8:00 pm ET

Detroit Pistons: 19-34 (13-15 home)
Milwaukee Bucks: 24-28 (8-19 road)

Oppo Research

The Bucks were among those teams that made minor, third-party adjustments at the trade deadline. They acquired John Salmons, which gives them some additional scoring punch, and sacrificed little to do so.

Still, I would argue that these are two evenly matched teams. The Bucks have some major gaps with the regression of Brandon Jennings and a lack of wing scoring.

Unsurprisingly, the Bucks remain a strong defensive team. They are tied for 2nd in the NBA in defensive rebounding. They also boast excellent long range shooting, led by the prolific Brandon Jennings, and the selective Like Ridnour.

Keys for Detroit

Ball movement -- I have the feeling I can cut and paste this for the rest of the season.

Rough and tumble -- The Bucks are not a great free throw shooting team, so the Pistons shouldn't hesitate to put them on the line.

Exploit the perimeter D - Not a strong suit, though the help D certainly is.

Question of the Game

Which Detroit team shows up tonight? If I had to hazard a guess, it would be the Wednesday night crew.

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