Milwaukee Bucks: Grades From 108-105 Win Over Detroit Pistons

Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

The Milwaukee Bucks edged the Detroit Pistons in overtime thanks to some impressive individual performances.

It’s a very good time to be a Milwaukee Bucks fan.

Not only are the Bucks now almost a lock for a playoff spot, but with only six games remaining they have become the favorites to clinch the fifth seed. Only a few weeks removed from being 12th in the East, it has been a remarkable turnaround.

As was tweeted out by the Bucks PR account after the Bucks held off the Pistons for Friday night’s overtime win, it marked the first time since the franchise’s 1971 championship season that the team has won 14 games in a calendar month.

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As the Bucks came through to claim an important win on this occasion, they were driven forward by their young stars.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton were reliably brilliant, but in the absence of rookie Malcolm Brogdon, it was rookie Thon Maker who stepped up for a career-high scoring night.

In other words, not only are the Bucks currently putting together one of the best runs in the franchise’s history, but they’re doing it on the back of a group of young stars who should make up their team for years to come.

Getting back to this particular game, let’s take a closer look at the individual performances of the Bucks, Jason Kidd and the Pistons with our post-game grades.