It’ll be a rematch of the first round of last year’s playoffs as the Bucks and Pistons are set to clash Saturday night at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. Unlike the postseason last year, Blake Griffin is healthy and will play. Detroit has had a rough go of it to start the season, posting a 5-10 record with a meager 1-7 record on the road. Their schedule doesn’t get any easier as they face the team at the top of the Eastern Conference.
The Pistons are led by their two veteran All-Stars in Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, who combined for 47 points in the Pistons’ 128-103 victory over the Hawks Friday night. The Bucks took care of business against Portland on national television on Thursday night, winning a shootout with the Blazers 137-129 behind a triple-double from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Milwaukee will look to continue their recent dominance of Detroit as they’ve won 8 in a row against the Pistons, playoffs included.
DET: Galloway, Brown, Kennard, Griffin, Drummond
MIL: Bledsoe, DiVincenzo, Matthews, G. Antetokounmpo, B. Lopez
Injuries: Tony Snell may have to miss his revenge game as he’s questionable with a hip injury.
The spread: MIL -12
Time and TV: 7:30 PM on FS Wisconsin
Prediction: The Bucks are better rested than the Pistons and should have no trouble winning this one to continue their winning streak. Bucks 115, Pistons 104