Milwaukee Bucks defeat Detroit Pistons, 91-85

Auburn Hills, Mich. — John Salmons' head was so crammed with new plays and terminology, he forgot most of it by the time the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons tipped off Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

But all the Xs and Os meant nothing at the end of the night.

Salmons made a highly memorable debut with the Bucks as he sank a clutch three-pointer with 16 seconds remaining, lifting Milwaukee to a 91-85 victory over the Pistons.

The tough shot was pre...

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bucks reserve forward Ersan Ilyasova played a huge role in the Bucks' victory, contributing a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. He was 6 for 6 from the field, including a 10-foot shot with 1:47 left that gave Milwaukee an 85-82 lead. "Ers was great," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "As is often the case with Ers, you can tell early in the game whether he has it going or not. He played with a lot of energy."

PLAY OF THE GAME: Newly acquir...