The young 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks squad found out real quick what it’s like to play on back-t0-back nights in the NBA.
After beating Memphis on Wednesday night in Green Bay, the Bucks traveled to Auburn Hills, Michigan to face the Detroit Pistons last night. They started out fine, but the Pistons went on a 17-2 run in the third quarter and pulled out a 94-80 win over the Bucks.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points and Andrew Drummond added 15 points and 16 rebounds to lead Detroit. Former Piston Khris Middleton had 13 points to lead the Bucks. Brandon Knight and Jabari Parker both had 11.
It was a sloppy effort for the Bucks. They turned it over 23 times and it led to 26 Detroit points.
O.J. Mayo, after not suiting up for the exhibition opener against Memphis, played last night but shot poorly. Mayo hit just 1 for 9 from the field, while the Bucks as a team shot just 36.5%.
The Bucks get today off. They’ll return to Milwaukee to face the Chicago Bulls in the Annual Macc Fund game on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.