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A cold start cost the Detroit Pistons a blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks

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The game is over as soon as it started.

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Wielding a championship-caliber roster and one of the game’s most dominant players in Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks quickly fired him. Detroit Pistons A team that was missing not only Cade Cunningham, but several other key players as well on Monday night. Killian Hayes (left shoulder contusion) was a late scratch, and Isaiah Stewart (left shoulder soreness) missed his fourth game in two weeks.

Opening the game up 28-8 in the first five minutes and three seconds, Milwaukee never looked back, putting the Pistons away with ease with a 150-130 victory. Bojan Bogdanovic (33 points, 11-for-15 shooting), Jalen Dorin (23 points, 14 rebounds) and Jaden Ivey (12 points, 11 assists) were three bright spots in one night. The Pistons didn’t give fans much to cheer for.

The Bucks scored 12 of their first 13 shots, and Antetokounmpo scored 20 of their 29 points in eight minutes in the first quarter. When Antetokounmpo logged off with 3:33 to play in the opening period, the Bucks Pistons led 40-12. He also recorded 12 rebounds and four assists. Detroit trailed by 25 points after the first.

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Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Pistons forward Sedik Bey in the first half on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena.

It was another disappointing attempt for the Pistons, who were edged out by the Bulls by 18 points in Paris last Thursday and played their first game since the trip. After a cold start, Detroit managed to finish the night shooting with 49.4% overall and 40.6% from 3. But their shooting splits improved in garbage time, as they managed just 20 points the rest of the way.

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