Caron Butler came off the bench and finished with 30 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks slip by the Detroit Pistons, 104-101. Milwaukee (8-33) has won just one of its last 10 games.
Butler shot 12-21 (2-10 from three-point range) in what was an efficient performance. Milwaukee also got solid performances from Brandon Knight with 16 points and 9 assists, and Ersan Ilyasova with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Brandon Jennings had another big game for Detroit in the loss, putting up 30 points on 11-23 shooting (3-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-6 from the free throw line. Andre Drummond chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Surprisingly, the advantage on the defensive glass went to the Bucks (78.6% DR%), despite the fact that the Pistons are among the league's elite on the offensive glass, ranking first in OR% at 30.9%. Meanwhile, the Bucks rank 30th in the NBA at collecting defensive rebounds with a DR% of 70.8%.
This drops Detroit (17-25) to 2-1 versus Milwaukee on the season.
Coming up next, the Bucks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 15-27 on the year. The Pistons meet the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 16-25 this season. The Bucks are 1-1 versus Cleveland this season. The Pistons are 0-1 versus New Orleans this season.