Josh Smith scored 15 of his 26 points in the final five-plus
minutes and Brandon Jennings finished with 20 points and 13 assists
for the Pistons, who took the season series 3-1. Kyle Singler had 14
points and Andre Drummond collected 16 rebounds and 10 points.
Brandon Knight led six Bucks in double figures with 25 points while
Ramon Sessions had 20 points and 11 assists. Jeff Adrien added 16
points and Zaza Pachulia tallied 12 points and 13 boards as
Milwaukee fell to 5-32 on the road.
Adrien scored 10 points in the second quarter, including a layup in
the closing seconds, to lift Milwaukee into a 61-52 halftime lead
and then opened the scoring in the third with another layup. Detroit
scored 12 straight points — six from Singler — to briefly recapture
the lead before settling for an 82-81 deficit entering the fourth.
It was tied with 10 minutes left before Stuckey committed a flagrant
foul that led to a five-point possession for the Bucks, but Smith
had a 3-pointer and a three-point play in a 12-0 outburst that put
Detroit up 104-98 with 3:30 left. Pachulia snapped Milwaukee's
field-goal drought of almost five minutes with a hoop to make it
108-104 with 1:26 to go before Smith provided one final answer with
a 3-pointer and a dunk to push the margin to nine points in the
GAME NOTEBOOK: Milwaukee had 19 of its 24 fast-break points in the
first half. ... G Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points off the
bench for the Bucks, including all five following Stuckey's flagrant
foul. ... G Will Bynum chipped in 12 points and eight assists for
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