Dellavedova key on defence in Milwaukee Bucks win over Detroit Pistons

They are in the top-ten in terms of rebound percentage in the league, but only sixteenth in offensive rebound rate, a potential sliver of hope for a Bucks team who continues to be one of the worst defensive rebounding teams in the league.

But 25 points from Greg Monroe and 23 from Michael Beasley helped Milwaukee buck that recent trend and knock off the Detroit Pistons 102-89 at the Bradley Center.

The Pistons could not get a win run going after beating the Toronto Raptors. Marcus Morris went for 26 points in the loss.

But while those two were dominating, the rest of the Bucks struggled to find the hoop, especially from outside, where the Bucks made just two of 11 3-point attempts before the break. And their best player didn't even play well tonight. We break down what stood out the most in the win for the Bucks.

Detroit's third frontcourt starter, jump-shooting big man Jon Leuer, added 15 points and 11 boards.

The Bucks have won the last seven meetings with the Nets and are 9-1 in the series since coach Jason Kidd left Brooklyn following the 2013-14 season.

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"We have a deep roster", Beasley said.

NOTES: Bucks G Khris Middleton scored 11 points in 18 minutes. Giannis almost found his way to his third triple-double of the season with 20 points (on nine shots!), eight rebounds and ten assists. After missing the first 50 games of the season while recovering from a torn hamstring, Middleton played two games and then did not travel Saturday to IN, where the Bucks played the second half of a back-to-back. Monday marked the return of Henry Ellenson to the Bradley Center.

The Pistons open a four-game homestand against the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night at The Palace.

During All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Milwaukee fans can watch co-owner Marc Lasry compete in the Celebrity Game, followed by Brogdon in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, as his USA squad takes on the World Team Friday night. The Pistons fell for the fifth time in their past six visits to Milwaukee.

With the National Basketball Association season well over halfway, the Parker-less Bucks look to earn a spot in the playoffs where they would most likely square-off against fellow Central Division foe, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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