Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
The Detroit Pistons (4-14) play against the Milwaukee Bucks (8-8) at Fiserv Forum
Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday November 24, 2021
Detroit Pistons 93, Milwaukee Bucks 114 (Final)
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Top Rookies on Wed
Josh Giddey, 19 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast, 3-4 3P
Scottie Barnes, 17 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast
Franz Wagner, 16 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast
Jalen Suggs, 17 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Jeremiah Robinsin-Earl, 13 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast
Cade Cunningham, 9 pts, 8 reb, 7 ast – 12:39 AM
Name that boy band.
“They are coming with the right mentality, the right focus.”
Here’s LeBron’s explanation of what he thought happened in the scuffle with Isaiah Stewart. He understood why he was ejected, but did not agree with the league’s decision to suspend him: pic.twitter.com/mu01aLUDa9 – 11:34 PM
Bryn said he’s faced an adjustment period since re-joining the Spurs.
“It’s a little bit harder (to find rhythm) with less minutes,” he said.
He entered tonight averaging 12.1 mpg after averaging 19.3 with Milwaukee last season. – 11:25 PM
It’s the Holiday season.
Another 30+ point night for Giannis
Portis has now reached double figures in scoring in each of his last 10 games.
Home for the Kings
Home for the Pistons
Road vs Kings
Lakers have a chance to build some real momentum over the next week. – 11:06 PM
LeBron James said he has not been able to talk to Isaiah Stewart since the incident. – 10:53 PM
LeBron said hitting Isaiah Stewart was “definitely accidental” and that he’s “not that type of player.” He didn’t think the suspension was warranted. – 10:52 PM
not to take anything away from the timberwolves but heat were in detroit last night. the pistons are very bad but also super physical and take zero possessions off, even without beef stew. – 10:35 PM
3️⃣ observations from tonight’s game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum.
Casey said he doesn’t want the Pistons to become complacent. “We want to compete to develop winning habits. We all understand the circumstances and who we’re playing against, but let’s stay hungry.” – 10:33 PM
Casey: “I thought our response was big time for a young group of guys to come in and play the defending championship team.” Said the Bucks tried to jump on the Pistons early, but the Pistons responded. – 10:32 PM
#Pistons Dwane Casey on response to 14-0 start: “Our response was big time for a group of young guys to come out against the defending champions … our guys responded in the right way and we defended the right way.” – 10:32 PM
Final from Cream City.
🔹 @Trey Lyles: 19 PTS / 7 REB / 7-15 FG
🔹 @SaddiqBey 13 PTS / 7 REB / 1 AST
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 13 PTS / 4 REB / 1 AST
FINAL: Bucks 114, Pistons 93.
Lyles: 19 points (season-high), 7 rebounds
Bey: 13 points, 7 rebounds
Grant: 13 points
Cunningham: 9 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists
Lee: 12 points, 5 assists, 4 steals (all season-highs) – 10:18 PM
Lyles: Season-high 19 pts, 7 rebs
Bey: 13 pts, 7 rebs
Grant: 13 pts, 4 rebs
Lee: 12 pts, 5 rebs, 5 assts
Cunningham: 9 pts, 8 rebs, 7 assts – 10:17 PM
Bryn Forbes with a season-high 19 points in 14 minutes on 7 of 8, including 3 of 3 from distance. His previous high was 16 at Milwaukee on Oct. 30. – 10:16 PM
FINAL: Bucks 114, Pistons 93
– Antetokounmpo 33pts/7reb/5ast/2blk/2stl
– Portis 28pts/10reb
– Holiday 22pts/8reb/6ast – 10:15 PM
We have a wedgie in Milwaukee. Saben Lee tried a runner and it got stuck with 1:32 left here in the fourth quarter. I believe that is #10 this season. – 10:13 PM
Bucks ATO gets Bobby Portis a corner 3. That’ll do.
Bucks up, 112-90, with 3 minutes left. – 10:08 PM
Frank Jackson is doubtful to return with a left ankle sprain, per the Pistons – 10:03 PM
Not the prettiest game, but the Bucks are still in control. They lead, 103-86, with 6:11 left.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has 33pts/6reb/4ast. Holiday with 22pts/7reb/5ast. – 10:00 PM
Cory Joseph has only played seven minutes and 20 seconds so far. He was probable going into tonight with a right ankle sprain. Saben Lee’s played about 26 minutes, and has been one of Detroit’s most energetic players. – 9:58 PM
Did that Grayson Allen corner 3 go off glass? – 9:56 PM
After three quarters, Middleton was 2-of-12. He’s hit 3-of-4 in the first two and a half minutes of the fourth quarter.
Bucks up, 96-79, with 9:16 left. – 9:53 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday scored 22 of the #Bucks 24 points in the third quarter. So, they start the fourth on the bench to get a breather – and Khris Middleton scores six early, forcing a #Pistons timeout. – 9:52 PM
Cleanup on aisle 6️⃣
Bobby Portis is in a groove. Feels like he’s getting one of those turnaround jumpers every game lately. – 9:50 PM
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🔹 @Trey Lyles: 14 PTS / 5 REB / 5-12 FG
🔹 @SaddiqBey: 12 PTS / 6 REB / 1 AST
End of 3: Bucks 88, Pistons 74
Lyles: 14 points, 5 rebounds
Bey: 12 points, 6 rebounds
Cunningham: 9 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists – 9:46 PM
Lyles: 14 pts, 5 rebs
Bey: 12 pts, 6 rebs
Grant: 11 pts, 4 rebs
Lee: 10 pts, 4 rebs, 4 assts
Cunningham: 9 pts, 7 rebs, 7 assts – 9:46 PM
Triple-double watch for Cade Cunningham: 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists with time left in the third. – 9:41 PM
Cade 🤝 Saben
Encouraging signs from Jrue Holiday the past couple games. He shot >50% in his first two games of the season, then coming back from injury went nine straight games under 50% before hitting 8/14 on Monday and now 7/13 tonight. – 9:39 PM
Jrue Holiday coming to life a little bit offensively. Two step back threes and the Bucks have a little space now.
They lead, 81-67, with 4:46 left in the third. – 9:35 PM
Really nice night for Saben Lee so far. 10 points and four assists after that layup – 9:35 PM
Pistons sticking around in this one. On the second night of a back-to-back, they could have faded, but they’re still playing hard.
Bucks up, 71-65, with 6:42 left in the third quarter. – 9:30 PM
#Pistons Cade Cunningham: 7 pts, 5 rebs, 6 assts.
Still 7:30 3Q – 9:28 PM
Cade with clutch 3️⃣ in transition 👌
Giannis Antetokounmpo played 16 minutes in the first half. He grabbed his shorts. He laid on the floor to catch his breath after a foul. He paced into the tunnel. He sat on the bench before the half.
18 points (7-of-10 shooting), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 stl. – 9:16 PM
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🔹 @Trey Lyles: 14 PTS / 5 REB / 5-9 FG
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 7 PTS / 1 AST / 3 REB
Halftime: Bucks 64, Pistons 52. Cade knocked down a pull-up 3 right before the buzzer.
Pistons trailed by 17 in the first, got within 3 midway through the second. Milwaukee closed the 2nd with a 18-9 run. Pistons improved their effort, but it’s the defending champs. – 9:07 PM
Lyles: Season-high 14 pts, 5 rebs
Grant: 7 pts, 3 rebs
Cunningham: 6 pts, 5 rebs, 4 assts
Lee: 6 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assts – 9:07 PM
Half: Bucks 64, Pistons 52
(Middleton made the halfcourt heave, but he was not actually trying to get that off in time.) – 9:05 PM
Pistons managed to get the deficit to just three points, but the Bucks quickly pushed it back out to nine with a Holiday and-one and a Connaughton 3.
Holiday has 11pts/3reb/3ast. Bucks up, 52-43, with 4:44 left in the first half. – 8:57 PM
TR3Y. Corner shot buzzer. 🚨
Saben is still the best body-catcher on the roster. Almost got one on Giannis. He had a few posters and almost-posters last season – 8:50 PM
I applaud Saben Lee’s bravery. He saw he was heading towards a meeting at the summit with Giannis Antetokounmpo and kept going.
Antetokounmpo looked to get the ball, but got called for the foul.
Giannis made the “review it” motion. Bud called a timeout and challenged. – 8:49 PM
#Pistons Saben Lee tried to commit assault-and-battery on Giannis.
That was close. – 8:48 PM
The dish from Khris.
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🔹 @Trey Lyles: 8 PTS / 2 REB / 3-4 FG
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 7 PTS / 1 REB / 2-5 FG
After one quarter, the Bucks lead, 32-26. Antetokounmpo with a quick 12pts/5reb.
Net Rtg: +24.0
DRB%: 92.3% – 8:41 PM
Before Giannis Antetokounmpo exited, the #Bucks were shooting 60% and up 24-9.
End of 1: Bucks 32, Pistons 26. Lyles closed the quarter with a 3 that just barely beat the buzzer. Really good minutes from the bench after the starters got off to a frigid start.
Lyles: 8 points
Grant: 7 points – 8:40 PM
Lyles: 8 pts, 2 rebs
Grant: 7 pts
Garza 4 pts
DET finished 1Q on a 17-6 run. – 8:40 PM
Saben Lee knocks down the open 3 to cut the deficit to 10. He’s improved as a shooter compared to last year, albeit on a small sample size – 8:35 PM
Bucks television broadcast just showed Giannis Antetokounmpo walking around back in the tunnel. He is back on the bench now though.
Antetokounmpo stayed down for a few extra beats after getting fouled on an attempt at the rim earlier in the first quarter. – 8:32 PM
Bucks 24, Pistons 9 at the 5:09 mark of the 1st. Detroit is shooting 3-13, Milwaukee 9-15. Might be a long night for the Pistons – 8:28 PM
Garza: 4 pts
Grant: 3 pts
Diallo: 2 pts
Cunningham: 3 rebs, 2 assts – 8:27 PM
Pistons finally get on the board at the 8:40 mark with a Garza layup. They did have a home game last night, but their energy is not good – 8:21 PM
Grayson Allen barely got a handle on that bounce pass from Khris Middleton, but still managed to throw it towards the rim and Giannis Antetokounmpo flew through the air to finish the alley-oop.
Filthy stuff all around. – 8:18 PM
Bucks start the game on a 10-0 run and Dwane Casey calls for a timeout.
This is the second night of a back-to-back and that is the exact opposite way they wanted to start it. Tired legs and need to make a comeback? Rough stuff. – 8:16 PM
Well, um… – 8:16 PM
Pistons miss their first four shots, and Dwane Casey calls timeout after the Bucks build a 10-0 lead. – 8:15 PM
Just so people know, #Pistons Cade Cunningham is initiating the offense.
There’s a narrative out there that when Cade plays with Cory Joseph that he doesn’t touch the ball … which is … false. – 8:15 PM
Bucks drew up a set for a backdoor cut for Jrue Holiday and he gets scoring started tonight with a left-handed dunk.
Easy way to finish better at the rim, I suppose. – 8:12 PM
The only guy who can consistently guard KD’s turnaround from the mid-post is Giannis. And that’s only because Giannis is enormous and long. Even then, it’s not like KD misses it a lot. – 7:55 PM
Do the #Bucks build off that last win v. Orlando and get to the dessert early or are they going to play with the food again? It’s the only real question with the other* worst team in the East on the court tonight. – 7:52 PM
First five on the floor at Fiserv Forum ⤵️
#Pistons starters at MIL: Joseph, Cunningham, Bey, Grant and Garza.
#Bucks starters: Holiday, Allen, Middleton, Antetokounmpo and Portis.
Getting in the Holiday spirit!!
Pop on Bryn Forbes:
“He’s just having a tough time getting a rhythm, finding his game. He knows the program very well.”
Forbes is averaging 4.8 points, 2.3 three-point attempts and 12.1 minutes per game after averaging 10.0, 4.9 and 19.3 with Milwaukee last season. – 7:13 PM
Casey on being patient with a young team: “They’re seeing some of these things for the first time. Even last year, a lot of our second-year guys didn’t see big crowds, like they’ll see in Milwaukee tonight. All of these things are learning experiences for us.” – 6:41 PM
Casey said the Pistons have to be stronger when driving to the basket. Said they’re not always going to get the calls that teams with more star power get. – 6:38 PM
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Hamidou Diallo’s effectiveness: “He does a good job of attacking the rim and finishing … that kind of helps negate some of the lack of 3-point shooting. His energy and athleticism is a plus.” – 6:36 PM
Can the Bucks make it a dozen straight wins over the Pistons!?!
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Study up for tonight’s game!!
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FYI: I’m not in Milwaukee tonight and won’t be watching the game, either. Taking today to do the holiday with family before taking off tomorrow for the eight-day trip out West. Follow the good brother @Eric Nehm, who is on-site for Pistons-Bucks.
Talk to y’all tomorrow. – 4:53 PM
Hoopin’ in the 414 tonight. 🏀
Tonight’s Bucks Foundation 50/50 raffle at @FiservForum will be for the “United for Waukesha Community Fund” to support families impacted by tragedy over the weekend.
Proceeds will be matched by Bucks Corporate partners.
All smiles because it’s a Pistons game day! The first of a 5-game road trip starts tonight in Milwaukee.
The 54-Day Challenge: an initiative @George Hill takes part in that encourages people to do something nice for one another 54 days in a row.
Warriors at Pacers on Dec. 13, a game commissioner Adam Silver plans to attend, will now air on NBA TV.
It replaces Bucks at Celtics. – 2:29 PM
🔥 New wallpapers, who dis?? 🔥
Shoutout to everybody that attended “An Evening with @SethPartnow” last night.
@DaveDuFourNBA and I had a blast getting to talk with Seth about his book and then just chatting with people about hoops afterwards.
Last chance offer!!
We’re offering a $24 ticket with a $10 food/beverage credit to tonight’s game!!
NBA TV will now televise the Warriors-Pacers game on December 13, choosing to drop Bucks-Celtics. The network also picked up Hornets-Knicks on January 17 and dropped Spurs-Warriors on March 20. – 2:04 PM