The Milwaukee Bucks continued their win streak with an impressive 99-95 win over the surging Detroit Pistons. What were the main takeaways from the thriller?
In a matchup of surging Eastern Conference rivals, the Milwaukee Bucks won their fourth straight game on Wednesday night, remaining undefeated with Eric Bledsoe on the roster.
Their opponent, the Detroit Pistons, entered last night’s game having won eight of their last nine, a stretch that had them in possession of second place in the East. However, there was no indication at any point that the Bucks were outmatched in terms of talent, execution, or poise.
After two gritty, physical quarters, the first half came to a close with the teams deadlocked at 41 points apiece. The Bucks would pull away in the third with a 34-point outburst, but the Pistons came right back in the fourth with some hot shooting of their own from Langston Galloway and Anthony Tolliver.
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In the end though, Milwaukee maintained its slim lead down the stretch and held on to claim the victory in front of their home crowd.
This took a kind of maturity and veteran leadership that the club had historically been lacking, as we’ll look at later.
Although the pace of the game varied throughout, the Bucks seemed to have a different energy and intensity about them, a spark that had been missing during losing stretches earlier in the year.
Without further delay, let’s take a look at the factors and performances that led the Bucks to this important win.