Milwaukee Bucks take care of Detroit Pistons
By ANDREW GRUMAN
MILWAUKEE — After a poor third quarter cost them a nine-point halftime lead, the Milwaukee Bucks came out firing to start the fourth.
The Bucks began the final period on a 14-1 run and held on for a 104-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Khris Middleton had 21 points, including four free throws in the final 20 seconds to help the Bucks win for the fourth time in five games. Eric Bledsoe added 22 points.
“We just stayed with it,” Middleton said. “We did a great job of holding onto the lead. We have just been grinding it out and staying with it.”
Milwaukee took a 60-51 lead into halftime, but Detroit outscored the Bucks 25-16 in the third quarter to send the game to the fourth tied at 76.
The Bucks took a 90-77 lead on a jumper by Malcolm Brogdon with 6:42 remaining. Including the end of the third quarter, Detroit went 7:57 without a field goal until Tobias Harris scored with 5:12 left.
Andre Drummond scored 27 points with 20 rebounds for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight.