Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe each
recorded double-doubles to lead the Detroit Pistons past the Milwaukee Bucks,
105-98, in a Central Division clash on Wednesday.
Drummond and Monroe made sure there was no letdown following Tuesday's win
against the Miami Heat, as the duo combined for 42 points and 36 rebounds.
Josh Smith added 17 points and Brandon Jennings provided 17 points and 11
assists against his former team, which fell 1-14 against clubs not named the
Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks with 22 points off the bench, while John Henson
chipped in 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in the setback.
Drummond had a nine-point, six-rebound effort in the first quarter to help the
Pistons jump out to a 26-19 lead after 12 minutes.
Ilyasova countered with 12 points in the second, including a 3-pointer 4 1/2
minutes in that gave the Bucks their first lead at 33-31.
After trailing at halftime, 50-45, the Pistons turned the game around with a
16-0 flurry early in the third quarter. Monroe accounted for eight points
during the surge, and his two free throws at the midway point of the quarter
provided Detroit with a 64-54 cushion.
The difference grew to 15 on a Kyle Singler bucket in the final minute, though
the Bucks scored eight straight to pull within 80-73 early in the fourth.
Milwaukee got as close as five, 98-93, after former Piston Brandon Knight
drained a 3-pointer with 1:36 remaining, but Jennings made two free throws and
Smith added a clinching layup after Knight rushed another 3-point try.
Drummond had game highs of 24 points and 19 boards ... Jennings was a first-
round selection of the Bucks in the 2009 draft ... The Pistons have taken five
of the last six meetings, including a 113-94 win in Detroit on Nov. 25 ... The
Pistons had 22 second-chance points to Milwaukee's 11 ... Milwaukee's Caron
Butler missed his fourth straight game with a bad knee.
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