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Detroit needed some last-minute scoring, but the team managed to fend off a fourth-quarter rally by Milwaukee.
Five Detroit players scored in double figures and theknocked off the 96-94 on Sunday night. The win improved Detroit's record to 11-22 overall, and it is now 8-8 at home.
The Pistons got off to a good start to the contest and built a 10-point halftime lead, but they would have to hold off a fourth-quarter rally by the Bucks. Milwaukee managed to come back and take a 94-92 lead with a little over a minute remaining in the game, but Detroit got four straight points from Tayshaun Prince, which ultimately proved decisive. Bucks guard Monta Ellis missed a potential game-tying jump shot in the final seconds.
Prince led Detroit with 20 points on 8-16 shooting. Forward Greg Monroe finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Brandon Knight, Charlie Villanueva and Jason Maxiell also scored in double figures. Detroit shot 47.6 percent as a team and out-rebounded Milwaukee, 47-33.
Ellis led all scorers with 30 points, and Ersan Ilyasova added 24 for the Bucks.