Pistons grab control early to rout Bucks 117-88 in preseason
MILWAUKEE (AP) Marcus Morris scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 117-88 preseason victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
The Pistons used an 18-4 run to grab control early in the first quarter and led by double digits the rest of the way.
Pistons: Detroit scored 33 points off Milwaukee’s 22 turnovers . Reggie Jackson scored 17 points with six rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes . Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy rested Jodie Meeks in order to give Reggie Bullock extended playing time. Bullock scored 14 points in 19 minutes off the bench.
Bucks: Khris Middleton was held scoreless over 22 minutes before fouling out with 5:51 left in the third quarter . Miles Plumlee was carried off the court after injuring his right leg after being fouled by Bullock with 11:28 left. The Bucks said the injury is ”not serious.”
Star watch: Greg Monroe led the Bucks with 18 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes. . Often battling his former teammates down low, Detroit’s Andre Drummond finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes.
Familiar faces: Monroe and Detroit’s Ersan Ilyasova played against their former teams for the first time. Traded to the Pistons in June, Ilyasova scored five points on 2-of-7 shooting in his return to Milwaukee.
Up next: Milwaukee visits Cleveland on Tuesday night. Detroit travels to Indiana on Tuesday to face the Pacers for the second time in a week.