Pistons rout Bucks, 117-88 in exhibition
MILWAUKEE -- 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.
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. Additionally, Bullock scored 14 points in 19 minutes off the bench.
For the 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.