Bucks bow to Jennings Pistons 105-98
MILWAUKEE -- For the 2nd time in as many games this season, ex-Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings helped the Pistons throttle his former team, 105-98 Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Jennings, who only after the game admitted to being nervous during his first trip back with his new team, settled in to score 17 points and hand out 11 assists amidst a steady chorus of boos.
The script was all too familiar for coach Larry Drew's team; behind 16 first half points from Ersan Ilyasova (22 for the game) The Bucks outscored the visitors by 14 in the 2nd quarter and took a 5 point lead into halftime.
But in the 3rd quarter, the Pistons totally dominated action around the basket; Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe combined for 42 points and 36 rebounds. A 16-0 run lifted Mo Cheeks team to their 9th victory in 19 games. Milwaukee has now lost 15 of its first 18.