The Milwaukee Bucks made it four wins in a row after taking care of the Detroit Pistons 121-98 at Fiserv Forum Tuesday night.
Brook Lopez led the way with 25 points, lighting up from the 3-point line, connecting on 7-for-12 attempts, while Khris Middleton added 22 points and Eric Bledsoe finished with 18.
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded just 15 points on the night, but he most certainly had the play of the game, with his ferocious dunk of the year contender.
The Greek Freak blew by Andre Drummond late in the first quarter and booked a one-way flight to the rim, throwing it down on Jon Leuer.
Giannis reaches back and hammers it home on the #Pistons #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/dHFy8Qkcid- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) January 2, 2019
Milwaukee has now won eight of its past nine and sits atop the Eastern Conference with a league-best 26-10 record.
The Bucks were in control of this game from the jump, thanks to a sizzling first quarter, hitting 15 of their 20 shots to take a 35-27 lead after one, with Lopez going 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
Brook Lopez (25 PTS, 7 3PM) caught 🔥 from deep to lead the @Bucks to the win over the Pistons! #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/zLoGPPtEJt- NBA TV (@NBATV) January 2, 2019
It was much of the same in the second as the lead got out to 21 points, with the Bucks stretching their advantage to as many as 28 in the fourth quarter as they feasted inside, despite the presence of Drummond and Griffin. Milwaukee outscored Detroit 66-34 in the paint, with Bledsoe, Middleton and Antetokounmpo all in attack mode.
Griffin led the way for the Pistons with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Reggie Jackson added 19 points as they fell to 16-19 on the season.