After dropping three straight heading into the weekend the Pistons capped off an impressive 24 hours with a 105-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night from the Bradley Center. This of course comes after a dominating performance against the league leading San Antonio Spurs Friday night from the Palace.
Detroit used three separate double-doubles to help propel themselves to victory including a huge Charlie Villanueva three pointer with 9.7 seconds to go in the fourth.
Aside from the second game in as many nights and learning that rookie center Andre Drummond would be lost for 4-6 weeks with a fractured tailbone Friday, the Pistons certainly could’ve rolled over against the Bucks.
That didn’t happen.
Jose Calderon is continuing to show the benefits of the Tayshaun Prince deal as he lead Detroit with 23 points and 10 assists including a late layup to tie things up with Milwaukee.
“You always learn about your group in times like this, adversity times when you’re tired,” Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank said. “When you’re fresh, when you’re right, when you’re playing a spotlight team in a nice, packed house, that’s natural. During the adversity, that’s when character’s always revealed, in different times when things aren’t right and you’ve got to make them right.”
Greg Monroe had 14 points and 13 rebounds while Charlie Villanueva finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Despite six Pistons scoring in double figures some still had their struggles.
Jason Maxiell had just 4 points and 1 rebound in 32 minutes with Brandon Knight going 2 for 13 from the field with four points as well.
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