The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons played a nail biter. The Pistons gave it their best shot, but it was against an Eastern Conference heavyweight. The loss showed that the Pistons may be young after a night of shocking the defending champion Golden State Warriors, but the future is very bright. As for Milwaukee, they look like the title favorites right now and for good reason. With the win, the Bucks now move to six and zero on the young season. Detroit now has a two-and-six win record, which is the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. Despite this, they gave the Bucks a run for their money and both teams put in a good performance in this match.
The Milwaukee Bucks remain the only undefeated team in the league with the Detroit Pistons
Famous pistons of the night
The Pistons lost by two points (110-108), but they still had many bright spots in this game. Their franchise cornerstone Cade Cunningham was the leading scorer for Detroit with 27 points and also had six rebounds and seven assists. Bojan Bogdanovic, whose new contract was announced, was also strong. He finished the night with 23 points, four rebounds and a three-point percentage of 50.0 percent, which stretched Milwaukee’s defense all night. It should also be noted that the Pistons were without starting center Jalen Duren. Head coach Dwayne Casey had this to say on Duren’s progress:
“They told him the swelling is down and he had a good workout today, so hopefully he’ll be in tomorrow and ready for the game on Wednesday.”
Detroit may have lost the game, but there’s no shame in losing to this red-hot Milwaukee team. As mentioned earlier, they won last year’s championship and are now just one basket away from handing the Bucs their first loss of the year. If there is anything to take away from this game, the future is bright for Detroit basketball.
Famous dollars of the night
The Milwaukee Bucks continue to be the championship favorites. Giannis did his usual thing, finishing with 31 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. The catcher of the night was Jrue Holiday, who hit a clutch three-pointer with less than a minute to go, deflecting a floater from Kade Cunningham. Holiday was a solid secondary option for Giannis as he finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals.
Brook Lopez was key with a game-high box plus/minus of +12 as well as 24 points on 62.5 percent shooting from the field. The scary thing about this Milwaukee Bucks team is that they just keep getting better. Remember, they are doing this very well without their true co-star in Khris Middleton. Once Middleton returns, who knows what the future holds for this dominant Bucks team. With all that in mind, Milwaukee is the best team right now and with good reason.