Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 110-101 victory over Detroit Pistons

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Jan 13, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Milwaukee Bucks picked up their third straight victory Wednesday night as they took care of business over the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesar’s Arena.

The Milwaukee Bucks broke out their brooms Wednesday night as they beat the Detroit Pistons 110-101 at Little Caesars Arena to take their three-game season series.

In a wire-to-wire victory, the Bucks held control over the contest over the Pistons and built up extended leads throughout the night. Their highest lead came midway through the second quarter where Milwaukee led 52-29 with 4:49 to go in the first half.

Detroit certainly bounced back from that point on and tried to pressure the Bucks’ control of the lead throughout the night and just like they had in their pair of games in Milwaukee. No matter the case, the Bucks held on all throughout and dispatched the Pistons for their third victory over their central division rival in a span of nine days.

So without further ado, let’s dive deep into what all stood out the most in the Milwaukee Bucks’ victory over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night.

Takeaway no. 3 – The Bucks’ bench continues to step up

As Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer dipped into his reserves after the Bucks got off to a hot start, their reserves kept pouring it on early on in the first half.

Bobby Portis led the charge and quickly reached double digits early in the second quarter for the 10th time this season. Bryn Forbes took the baton quickly thereafter as he chipped in some threes and reached double digits himself.

With Portis and Forbes leading the way with their scoring and Pat Connaughton rising up to go 3-for-5 from deep, the Bucks’ bench played a big part in the team finishing the night going 19-for-43 from long distance. Milwaukee’s bench contributed nine of those triples between those three aforementioned players, along with D.J. Augustin.

All in all, the Bucks’ bench put up 39 points on the night, which falls in line with their season average three weeks into their run this season. And as the season goes along, the Bucks continue to find their strength in numbers.

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