Milwaukee Bucks defeat Detroit Pistons, 96-85

PLAYER OF THE GAME: For the second straight night, Brandon Jennings is the winner.

He scored 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including a perfect 7-for-7 showing while scoring 16 points in an electrifying third-quarter rally. "It is a big confidence boost, but it's still early," Jennings said. "The first three I hit was from Mike Redd. After that, the rim just looked like an ocean. I kept getting in the lane and hitting open shots."

PLAY OF THE GAME: Jennings made a steal...

Brandon Jennings' opening acts could be tough to match.

The Milwaukee Bucks rookie point guard followed his near triple-double in Philadelphia with a stunning third-quarter show as he rallied his team to a 96-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the home opener on Saturday night.

Jennings finished with a team-leading 24 points, but it was the way he took over the game that had a crowd of 15,095 cheering for more than American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, who provided...

When forward Charlie Villanueva ambled off to Detroit over the summer and signed a free-agent contract with the Pistons, he took his 16.2-point scoring average from last season along with him.

Guard Ramon Sessions signed as a free agent with Minnesota after averaging 12.4 points with the Milwaukee Bucks last season, and forward Richard Jefferson was traded to San Antonio after averaging 19.6 points in his lone season in Milwaukee.

That trio combined to score 47.3% of...