Bucks, Pistons battle at Bradley Center
(Sports Network) – Central Division rivals meet tonight, as the Milwaukee
Bucks welcome the Detroit Pistons to the Bradley Center.
The Pistons try to rebound from a tough loss and play the first of a short
two-game road trip. On Friday, Gilbert Arenas poured in 39 points and dished
out eight assists, as the Washington Wizards snapped a five-game losing streak
with a 120-114 double-overtime win over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Rasheed Wallace led the way with 33 points and 11 rebounds in the win over the
Wizards for Detroit, which lost for just the second time in 11 games this
season. Chauncey Billups had 21 points before fouling out for the Pistons,
whose other loss came by 37 points at Dallas last Saturday night.
Tayshaun Prince had 17 points and nine rebounds, while Ben Wallace contributed
nine points and 16 boards in the win for Detroit. However, Ben Wallace,
Billups and Richard Hamilton all fouled out for the Pistons.
Detroit is 5-1 on the road this season. The Pistons are scheduled to visit the
New Jersey Nets on Wednesday at Continental Airlines Arena.
Milwaukee plays the opener of a brief two-game homestand. On Friday, Wally
Szczerbiak scored 30 points and added six rebounds and six assists to help
lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Bucks, 99-91, at the Target Center.
Michael Redd paced Milwaukee with 28 points and Jamaal Magloire finished with
14 points and 10 boards in the loss to Minnesota for the Bucks, who have now
lost three of their last four. Joe Smith added eight points and 13 rebounds in
The Bucks are 3-1 at home this season. They will host the Dallas Mavericks
Detroit has won two straight and four of the last six meetings in this series.
The Pistons have lost two straight and five of their last six at Milwaukee.