Giannis pours in 33 points, Bucks dominate early in comfortable win over Pistons

2021-11-25 03:44
Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Jrue Holiday slammed home a Giannis Antetokounmpo assist 16 seconds into the game to ignite a 14-0 flurry by the host Milwaukee Bucks (11-8), who never looked back in a 114-93 (32-26, 32-26, 24-22, 26-19) wire-to-wire victory over the Detroit Pistons (4-14) on Wednesday night.

Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 33 points, Bobby Portis recorded a 28-point, 10-rebound double-double and Holiday pitched in with 22 points for the Bucks, who completed a 5-0 homestand with their 12th consecutive win over the Pistons.

Trey Lyles had a team-high 19 points off the bench for Detroit, which was playing on the second night of a back-to-back and suffered its fourth straight defeat.

Antetokounmpo had a dunk, another interior hoop, and three free throws, while Portis added a dunk and a 3-pointer in the game-opening run, which extended into the fourth minute of the game.

The Bucks went on to lead 26-9 after a Holiday jumper at the 4:41 mark of the period before the Pistons mounted a challenge.

Detroit rallied within six in the first quarter and got within three in the second, and was down just 71-65 after a Saddiq Bey 3-pointer near the midpoint of the third period before Milwaukee pulled away for good.

Holiday buried consecutive 3-pointers in a 10-2 burst that re-opened a double-digit advantage and led to a bench-heavy fourth quarter.

Antetokounmpo shot 12 for 17 while also finding time for seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks. Holiday led the Bucks with six assists.

Khris Middleton (11 points) and Pat Connaughton (11) also scored in double figures for the Bucks, who outshot the Pistons 48.3 percent to 35.8 percent overall and 41.7 percent to 24.4 percent on 3-pointers.

Jerami Grant and Bey backed Lyles with 13 points apiece and Saben Lee added 12 for Detroit, which was opening a five-game trip that also sends them to the West Coast.

Cade Cunningham had team-highs in rebounds (eight) and assists (seven) to complement nine points for the Pistons.

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo 33 (7 REB, 5 AST), Bobby Portis 28 (10 REB), Jrue Holiday 22 (8 REB, 6 AST), Pat Connaughton 11 (7 REB), Khris Middleton 11 (9 REB, 4 AST).

Pistons: Trey Lyles 19 (7 REB), Saddiq Bey 13 (7 REB), Jerami Grant 13, Saben Lee 12 (5 REB, 5 AST).

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