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Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin talks about the Milwaukee Bucks following suffering reduction at LCA in Detroit on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Vince Ellis, Detroit Totally free Press

Dwane Casey altered the Detroit Pistons’ taking part in rotation appreciably in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks.

It was for naught.

The Eastern Conference-foremost Bucks, with Pistons owner Tom Gores seated courtside, simply fended off the Pistons with a 115-105 victory at Tiny Caesars Arena on Tuesday night time.

Reggie Jackson tied a time higher with 25 details, but the Pistons (21-28) fell 3 video games guiding the Charlotte Hornets for the Eastern Conference’s eighth and remaining playoff spot.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points and place guard Eric Bledsoe scored 20 as the Bucks (36-13) swept the time series over the Pistons, 4-, for the very first time at any time.

The Bucks shot 13-for-32 from 3-place array (40.6 p.c). The Bucks scored 26 details off 12 Pistons turnovers.

Blake Griffin scored 18 details, only his next recreation with less than 20 details this thirty day period. Andre Drummond extra 20 details and grabbed 13 rebounds.

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The Pistons were without having Reggie Bullock (still left ankle sprain), forcing Casey to juggle the lineup. He started off Glenn Robinson III and Langston Galloway, sending Bruce Brown to the bench as the backup place guard.

Robinson and Galloway combined for two details in 32 minutes.

Lineup shuffle

Setting up Galloway and Robinson signaled a major rotational improve.

Robinson had performed a lot less than 30 whole minutes because Dec. 10, so it was a stunner to see him receive his very first start because that night time at Philadelphia.

And he struggled mightily, going scoreless in 12 minutes.

Early in the next 50 %, he drove into the paint with no program and dedicated a careless turnover. That was the final the recreation noticed of Robinson.

Brown was the preliminary backup place guard, but seemed tentative. Jose Calderon was the backup place guard in the next 50 %, but only performed 3 minutes.

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