Milwaukee Bucks down Detroit Pistons 102-93 despite Greg Monroe heroics - NBA Recap

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Milwaukee Bucks down Detroit Pistons 102-93 despite Greg Monroe heroics - NBA Recap
Detroit Pistons are off to a disastrous start in the 2011-2012 NBA season.
On Thursday night, despite an improved performance, they failed to put an end to their losing streak and lost their sixth consecutive game in 9 days, to drop to 2-9.
Greg Monroe played his heart out for the Pistons with a game high 32 points on 12 for 16 from the floor and an accurate 8 for 8 from the charity stripe along with 16 boards. Brandon Knight was 7-for-9 from inside the arc and finished with 20 points while
Tayshaun Prince netted 13.
Rodney Stuckey, who did not feature in the last four games for Pistons due to an injury, accumulated 11 points on his return.
Pistons trailed most of the time during the 48 minutes and found themselves behind 13 points 81-68 in the first minute of the deciding quarter. A 13-6 run followed by another 10-7 run, capped by Prince’s jump shot in the ensuing passage did bring them back
in the game. However, even the three point margin, 94 – 91, proved too much for the Pistons who failed to seize the opportunity, allowing Bucks to complete yet another home victory.
Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 27 points on 9-for-15 from the floor while Stephen Jackson finished with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Jon Leuer had 15 points on 3 for 3 from the free throw line and the reserve Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench
and drained 14 on 5-13 from the paint.
Bucks were hot from downtown and shot 11-22. They held the upper hand in overall shooting as well, shooting 47.4% from the floor in contrast to 44.6% from the Pistons.
Both teams were mighty accurate from the charity stripe and shot 100%.
Andrew Bogut, Jennings and Leuer got Bucks off to a flying start 11-2 and this allowed them to dominate the remaining first frame. Pistons made a comeback in the starting minutes of the second quarter and eliminated the lead to make it 31 all.
Bucks up to the task, reeled off a 9-2 run to again get ahead, however Pistons for the first time in the game got ahead by replying with an 8-0 run. Unfortunately, they froze after that and allowed Bucks to finish the first half with another 12-2 run, to
again get hold of the proceedings.
Pistons trailed for the rest of the game, and despite quick bursts in the fourth frame, lost by 9 points in the end.



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