Detroit Pistons game vs. Milwaukee Bucks: First matchup against Giannis, new-look lineup

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Marlowe Alter
 
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Detroit Pistons game score, live updates and analysis as they play the Milwaukee Bucks for the first of two straight matchups.

The Bucks have won 11 in a row against the Pistons, including a four-game playoff sweep in 2019. The Pistons’ last win vs. them was Feb. 28, 2018.

The Pistons lost Sunday at home to Boston on a last-second shot from Jayson Tatum, but received nice games from several players.

The Bucks last played Friday, when they smashed Chicago by 30 points.

Milwaukee has a different lineup this season. It went all-in with a blockbuster move in the fall, trading for Jrue Holiday in exchange for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first-round picks and two additional pick swaps. Holiday, 30, has a player option worth $26 million for next season, and, barring injury, will pursue a new deal. Even bigger for the Bucks: The Holiday trade helped convince Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign a supermax extension of $228 million over five years.

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Pistons (1-5) vs. Bucks (3-3)

When: 8 p.m. Monday.

Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wis.

TV: Fox Sports Detroit.

Radio: 97.1 FM (Pistons radio affiliates).

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Game notes: The Pistons are without two starters in forwards Blake Griffin (load management) and Josh Jackson (ankle sprain) in this first matchup. Jackson is expected back when the teams play again Wednesday in Milwaukee. The teams also play a week later in Detroit.

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