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Pistons 103, Bucks 87

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Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons shoots a layup in file photo. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons shoots a layup in file photo. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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MILWAUKEE (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Greg Monroe scored a game high 26 points and 11 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103- 87 on Friday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket - the Pistons came alive in the second half scoring 62 points to take over the lead after a 33-11 third quarter.

Brandon Knight scored 20 points, helping Detroit hand Bucks interim coach Jim Boylan his first loss.

Detroit led 74-60 going into the fourth quarter and squashed any hope of a Bucks comeback when Monroe scored on a hook shot, layup and dunk and Knight added a 3 as the lead grew to 83-62 with 9:57 to play.

Rodney Stuckey’s 3 gave the Pistons another 21-point lead with 2:48 to go and the Bucks didn’t get closer than 14 again.

Brandon Jennings and Beno Udrih had 15 points for Milwaukee.

On Monday, the Bucks and coach Scott Skiles mutually decided to part ways.

Boylan, a longtime NBA assistant, who had been with Skiles in Phoenix and Chicago, took over and won his first game in charge Tuesday when the Bucks beat Phoenix 108-99. Then, after trailing by 15, Milwaukee rallied to win 104-96 at Chicago on Wednesday.

 

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