Bench boosts Bucks to third straight win

DETROIT -- The Bucks got a whopping 69 points from their reserves in a 104-88 victory over the Pistons Friday night.  The win improved Milwaukee to 3 and 0 this week, with a home game against Houston set for Saturday night.  The triumph also guaranteed the club its first winning month since January of 2013, when Scott Skiles was still coaching.

The Bucks were without Zaza Pachulia, John Henson, and Nate Wolters for various reasons, but they got 22 points from Ersan Ilyasova in knocking off their division rival.