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Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy discusses Eric Bledsoe commerce rumors, lack of free throws and extra Friday, Nov. Three, 2017.
Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, proper, talks to middle Andre Drummond throughout the first half towards the Bucks, Friday, Nov. Three, 2017 in Detroit.(Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP)

OK, perhaps Andre Drummond has solved his free-throw woes.

Carrying a 70% free-throw capturing proportion into Friday night time, the sixth-year middle was 14-for-16 on the line, serving to the Detroit Pistons to a 105-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Little Caesars Arena.

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Drummond scored 24 factors and grabbed 15 rebounds, because the Pistons (6-Three) opened the five-game dwelling stand with a snug victory in entrance of the most important dwelling crowd because the dwelling opener final month.

Avery Bradley scored 23 factors and the Pistons’ bench scored 28 factors, outscoring the Bucks bench by 14.

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The Pistons’ largest lead was 18 factors.

Coming into the season, Drummond was one of many worst free-throw shooters in NBA historical past.

But he revamped his capturing movement within the low season and after Friday night time, he’s now capturing 78% from the road.

Key matchup

Giannis Antetokounmpo got here into the sport averaging 31.Three factors per recreation for the Bucks (Four-5), however was held to 29 factors on 13-for-27 capturing.

The primary defender was Pistons third-year small ahead Stanley Johnson, who additionally helped pressure three turnovers towards the Greek Freak.

No Leuer?

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy may begin to rethink the backup middle spot.

With Jon Leuer out with a sprained left ankle, seldom-used middle Eric Moreland sparked the Pistons within the first half.

He entered the sport early when Drummond picked up his second foul and instantly ignited the sluggish Pistons together with his vitality.

He scored six factors, grabbed 5 rebounds and added a blocked shot in 14 minutes the place he was a plus-15. He completed with six factors, 9 rebounds and one blocked shot in 20 minutes. He was plus-17 for the sport.

Getting to the road

After Tuesday night time’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe wrote on Twitter the Pistons had been on tempo for the bottom made free-throw fee per recreation in NBA historical past.

The Pistons went to the road 28 instances Friday, making 23.

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