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Detroit vs. Milwaukee

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The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the top defensive teams in the NBA this season, but putting the ball in the basket continues to be an issue.

The Detroit Pistons are hoping a return home can help them solve a host of problems.

The Bucks look to avoid their first five-game losing streak since 2008-09 when they open their season series with the Pistons on Friday night.

While Milwaukee (5-9) is limiting opponents to a league-low 90.5 points and 42.8 percent shooting per game, it is scoring an NBA-worst 90.6 points on 40.9 percent from the field.

Coach Scott Skiles wasn’t pleased with his team’s effort on either end during an 83-81 loss at Cleveland on Wednesday. The Bucks shot 37.8 percent (31 of 82) overall and were outscored 49-37 after halftime – 31-24 in the third quarter.

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