Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 130-115 win over Detroit Pistons

Jan 6, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, Detroit Pistons: Wayne Ellington
Jan 6, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Nick Monroe/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports /

The Milwaukee Bucks have won three games in a row following their 130-115 victory over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night.

Two days after their first victory in their season series with the Detroit Pistons, the Milwaukee Bucks welcomed them back into Fiserv Forum for a rematch Wednesday night.

After 48 minutes, the Bucks secured their second consecutive victory over the Pistons with a 130-115 win. Despite the double-digit margin listed on the box score, it was by no means all smooth sailing for Milwaukee. The Bucks saw a 34-point lead shrink significantly to the point where the starters were still on the floor late in the final period.

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Nevertheless, the Milwaukee Bucks picked up their fifth win of the season against their Central Division foe, and here are three takeaways from last night’s contest.

Takeaway No. 3 – Brook Lopez finally finds some rhythm

Brook Lopez had been struggling mightily on the offensive end throughout the first seven games of the season.

The big man had logged just one double-digit scoring outing to that point, a 14-point night which came in the Bucks’ historic blowout against the Miami Heat late last month.

With his struggles on full display early this season, Lopez broke out of his slump in Wednesday’s matchup against the Pistons. Brook looked fantastic all night as he eventually logged 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and went 4-of-7 from downtown, which marks a season-high for the big man. In addition to his hot shooting performance, the seven-footer also surprisingly played the facilitator role, having dished out an impressive five assists on the night.

In his 28 minutes of action, Lopez looked rejuvenated with the ball in his hands after several lackluster outings. Hopefully, this stellar showcase helps the big man spark some momentum to carry over as the season progresses.