Detroit Pistons defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 105-96

Auburn Hills, Mich. — Better defensive effort was the primary discussion for the Milwaukee Bucks entering their game against Detroit on Friday night.

But it didn't translate into action as the Pistons dominated the Bucks from start to finish in claiming a 105-96 victory at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Bucks coach Scott Skiles was suspended for the game and wasn't around to see the Pistons shoot 57.4% and dominate the rebounding battle (46-30) and the points in the paint ...

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Rodney Stuckey had 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds and hit 7 of 11 shots to lead Detroit's dominant backcourt effort. The only negative on Stuckey's night was the technical foul he picked up late in the game in an odd tussle with Bucks guard Brandon Jennings over the ball, when Jennings wanted to put it back in play.

PLAY OF THE GAME: Take your pick of Ben Wallace's four dunks in the third quarter. Probably the nicest one was the first, on...