Credit: USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix
Credit USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix

Saddiq Bey set a career-high with 34 points as the Detroit Pistons (7-28) defeated the host Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) 115-106 (28-30, 33-34, 26-21, 28-21) on Monday night to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Player of the Game
Saddiq  Bey
EFF
36
Saddiq Bey
Points 34
Accuracy 12-22
Rebounds 8
Assists 4

Bey also notched eight rebounds and four assists with 12-of-22 shooting and eight 3-pointers to lead the Pistons to their third road win of the 2021-22 campaign. Bey now has eclipsed the 20-point mark in eight of his last nine games.

Josh Jackson added 24 points off the bench, and Cade Cunningham had 19 along with seven assists.

The shooting was excellent all night for the Pistons, who went 18-for-43 from beyond the arc.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists on 11-of-21 shooting. Jrue Holiday had 29 points, and Bobby Portis contributed 12 to go with his 14 rebounds. Khris Middleton chipped in 10 points after missing the last game due to personal reasons.

Unlike Detroit, the Bucks struggled from deep, hitting just 23.9 percent (11 of 46) of their shots from distance.

In addition to losing its six-game win streak, the loss also marks Milwaukee's first against Detroit since Feb. 28, 2018. The Bucks had taken the last 12 meetings between both teams.

The Pistons outscored Milwaukee 54-42 in the second half and Bey was strong following the intermission, scoring 14 points in the third quarter alone. Detroit maintained a lead for the final 9:58 of action.

The Bucks came within five with under a minute to play but could not complete the comeback.

Detroit held a 53-46 lead midway through the second quarter, but an 18-8 run to close the half sent the Bucks into the break with a three-point lead. Both teams shot 50 percent from the field prior to halftime, and Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 19 points.

Bey had 14 for the Pistons, and Jackson added 13 on 5-of-6 shooting.

Antetokounmpo got off to a fast start, scoring 11 of his points in the first quarter on 5-of-7 shooting. He also capped off the frame by converting an 18-foot jumper at the buzzer.

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo 31 (11/17 2PT, 9/13 FT, 10 REB, 7 AST), Jrue Holiday 29 (7/11 2PT, 4/8 3PT, 5 REB, 5 AST), Bobby Portis 12 (2/6 3PT, 14 REB), Khris Middleton 10 (1/6 3PT, 6 REB).

Pistons: Saddiq Bey 34 (4/9 2PT, 8/13 3PT, 8 REB, 4 AST), Josh Jackson 24 (4/6 2PT, 5/7 3PT, 5 REB), Cade Cunningham 19 (5/8 2PT, 3/7 3PT, 7 AST, 5 TO), Hamidou Diallo 11 (5/10 2PT, 9 REB, 5 AST), Trey Lyles 11 (4/8 2PT, 7 REB).

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Milwaukee Bucks
Detroit Pistons
42%
39/92
Field goals
48%
44/91
53
Rebounds
57
21
Assists
31
9
Steals
6
12
Fouls
21
2
Blocks
1

Best players

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
31 PTS
11/21 FG
9/13 FT
Saddiq  Bey
34 PTS
12/22 FG
2/2 FT
Bobby  Portis
14 REB
11 DREB
3 OREB
Hamidou  Diallo
9 REB
7 DREB
2 OREB
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
7 As
3 TO
36 MIN
Cade  Cunningham
7 As
5 TO
37 MIN
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
30 EFF
65% 2P%
0% 3P%
Saddiq  Bey
36 EFF
44% 2P%
62% 3P%