The Milwaukee Bucks showed more positive signs against the Detroit Pistons on Monday, but another dramatic collapse will certainly give them pause for thought after the loss.
It might feel like deja vu, but the lopsided final score of Monday’s matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons in the Palace of Auburn Hills certainly doesn’t capture the full story of how that game played out.
The Bucks started quickly and kicked on impressively throughout the first half, showing an offensive cohesion and a defensive focus that Jason Kidd could only dream about for when the season proper rolls around.
Having led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter, unfortunately, Milwaukee then capitulated in the third quarter, allowing a colossal run from the Pistons as soon as the second half opened up.
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That will leave the Bucks with an understandable disappointment at failing to get a W again, but there were still positives to take from the action. Let’s face it, if you’re going to blow big leads in the NBA, the preseason would seem like a pretty good time to do that.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker continued to impress, but heading into the season, it seems as if Milwaukee’s biggest question is going to center on will they get enough help with Khris Middleton out injured.
What were the highlights and most important takeaways from Monday’s game with Detroit though? Let’s take a closer look.