Eric Bledsoe scored 11 first-quarter points as the Milwaukee Bucks jumped out to a 30-21 lead over the Detroit Pistons.
Bledsoe continually drove to the basket and earned five trips to the free throw line, making them all.
Blake Griffin leads the Pistons with 12 points.
The Bucks are playing without Khris Middleton and forward Ersan Ilyasova. The team announced just before game time that Middleton was not with the team for personal reasons. He had been benched for the fourth quarter and overtime in Saturday’s loss at New York. Ilyasova missed Saturday’s game with a concussion.