Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for versus Detroit Pistons

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The Milwaukee Bucks will kick off a back-to-back against the Detroit Pistons on Monday in a battle between Central Division foes.

After a dominant win against the Chicago Bulls Friday night, the Milwaukee Bucks welcome another division rival to Fiserv Forum in the Detroit Pistons.

Much like Milwaukee, Detroit went through a significant roster revamping this offseason, and there have been some growing pains. The Pistons are 1-5 on the season, their lone victory against the Boston Celtics in a nail-biting three-point victory on Friday.

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Boston got their revenge on Sunday, and Detroit will have little time to rest as they immediately travel to Milwaukee to square off against the Bucks Monday night.

The Bucks and Pistons are two teams that have gotten well acquainted in recent memory, and that fuels several headlines heading into this Central Division matchup.

With all of that taken into account, here are three things to watch for in Monday’s first of a back-to-back between the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons.

Keeping Detroit’s 3-point shooting at bay

Much like the Bucks, the Pistons have a heavy reliance on the 3-pointer. As a team, they are currently heaving the 11th-most triples per game this season at 37.7 attempts per game. However, they’re only connecting on just 34.1 percent of those shots from behind the arc, which ranks 21st in the league.

While Detroit’s subpar success rate might not instill fear in the Bucks, their high volume of attempts might be something to monitor.

Opposing teams are notorious for catching fire from 3-point range against the Bucks because of their drop-back defensive scheme, and Detroit could also take advantage. Keeping Detroit’s 3-point shooting to a minimum will be crucial, given the plethora of shots they take from there per game.