MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Milwaukee Bucks have lost nine straight games for the first time in almost 16 years, after getting crushed at Detroit last night 113-to-94.
The Pistons scored 21 straight points in the first quarter, when ex-Buck Brandon Jennings made a trio of three-pointers. That gave Detroit a 38-14 lead, and it went downhill from there. The Pistons led by as many as 34, as the Bucks are now at 2-and-11 after a 2-and-2 start.
Coach Larry Drew met privately with the players for about 15 minutes afterward. He said the team is still searching for an identity -- and until then, he doesn't want the players feeling sorry for themselves.
The Bucks committed 20 turnovers, and the Pistons scored 26 points off those mistakes. Detroit committed just 10 turnovers. Jennings ended up with 15 points and 13 assists. Rodney Stuckey scored 17 off the bench, and ex-Buck Charlie Villanueva had 12, as Detroit improved to 6-and-8.
John Henson had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, which will host Washington Wednesday night.