The loss was the 10th in a row for Detroit.
Champ: The Detroit Lions offense for their offensive explosion against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving. Chump: The Detroit Pistons. They are 3-14 on the season. Enough said.
Milwaukee had a 69-13 edge in bench scoring, including 13 of 22 3-point shooting while Detroit’s reserves went 1 for 10.
Los Angeles outscored Detroit 32-25 in the final period.
Brandon Knight had 20 points and eight assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 98-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Josh Smith had 16 points and Andre Drummond added 13 points with 16 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost four straight. They had two three-game losing streaks earlier in the season.
Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the notorious “Malice at the Palace” brawl between the Pistons and Pacers.
This week the Pistons played a two-game home stand at The Palace against a pair of teams that missed the playoffs last season.
With the Pistons down 85-83 and 40 seconds left, Brandon Jennings missed a jumper, but Jonas Jerebko grabbed the rebound and fed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for the go-ahead 3-pointer.
It wasn’t just a basketball spectacle, it marked Detroit as a whole, adding to the city’s national reputation as a rough and tumble place, a scary outpost where fans weren’t even safe in the stands.