Bucks, Pistons Square Off in Game 4
The Milwaukee Bucks will visit the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs on Monday. Milwaukee currently leads the series, 3-0. The Bucks (3-0) steamrolled the Pistons for a third straight double-digit win in Game 3. After winning by a combined margin of 56 points in the first two games of the series, Milwaukee earned a 119-103 victory in Detroit on Saturday. The Bucks saw six double-digit scoring performances, including 20 points from All-Star forward Khris Middleton. MVP hopeful Giannis Antetokounmpo notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Overall, the Bucks, who boasted the league's top-ranked defense during the regular season, held Detroit to just 38.5 percent shooting from the field in the Game 3 win. If Milwaukee sweeps the series on Monday, they will gear up for a playoff rematch against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Malcolm Brogdon (foot) and Pau Gasol (ankle) remain out for the Bucks, while Tony Snell (ankle) is a game-time decision. Detroit (0-3), meanwhile, has seen little change despite the return of injured superstar Blake Griffin. Griffin led all scorers with 27 points in Game 3, but his contribution made little difference as his team took a commanding loss. A lack of three-point shooting has been a major problem for the Pistons, and Game 3 was no exception to that trend. Detroit shot just over 30 percent from deep in Saturday's loss. The Pistons will hope to turn it around and avoid being swept on their homecourt as they suit up for Monday's contest. Despite playing in Game 3, Blake Griffin (knee) is considered questionable to suit up in Game 4.
Posted on: 4/21/2019 9:32 PM