Starts flip the recent script and drastically out-perform bench in win over Milwaukee

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Jason Maxiell, PF 27 MIN | 5-6 FG | 0-2 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 10 PTS | +14Maxiell had a typically solid game, particularly on defense. The defense of the starting five was as good as it has been all season tonight, and Maxiell’s toughness was a key part of that.
Tayshaun Prince, SF 28 MIN | 3-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 6 PTS | +20Prince was awful shooting the ball, but he did contribute in other ways — he rebounded, he set up teammates for decent shots and he played good perimeter defense.
Kyle Singler, SF 23 MIN | 3-5 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | +14Singler had a nice bounce-back performance after his recent struggles. He shot well, he did a little bit across his stat-line and he made a couple of nice defensive plays against Milwaukee’s lightning quick backcourt.
Greg Monroe, C 35 MIN | 11-19 FG | 4-8 FT | 11 REB | 2 AST | 26 PTS | +35Monroe was unstoppable inside, he was decisive and made quick moves, he rebounded well and — despite getting a lot of touches — he only turned it over once. Easily one of his best performances of the season.
Brandon Knight, PG 34 MIN | 7-16 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 20 PTS | +28Knight had a nice shooting game, but the measure with him, as always, is how much did he look like a competent point guard? There are no complaints about five assists with no turnovers as well as great defense on Brandon Jennings.
Charlie Villanueva, PF 18 MIN | 3-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -7Villanueva hit a couple of threes during Detroit’s onslaught in the third quarter. He didn’t shoot that well, but he also didn’t play poorly.
Austin Daye, PF 20 MIN | 1-5 FG | 4-4 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 7 PTS | -4Like Villanueva, Daye didn’t shoot well. But he did contribute a bit on defense, coming up with two steals, and he got to the line four times.
Andre Drummond, C 17 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -10This wasn’t one of Drummond’s more crisp performances — he made a few mistakes on defense and also inexplicably was trying to dribble around the perimeter on one possession before the guards and coaches all screamed at him to give it up, and yet he still had 11 rebounds and four blocks in 17 minutes. He would’ve had a double-double had he converted a dunk late on a pass off the backboard from Villanueva.
Will Bynum, PG 14 MIN | 0-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 3 AST | 1 PTS | -12Bynum’s awful defense was a big part of Milwaukee’s second quarter run to take a lead. Bucks backup point guard Beno Udrih keyed that run by doing basically anything he wanted.
Rodney Stuckey, PG 22 MIN | 2-7 FG | 2-3 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 7 PTS | +7Stuckey was quiet in the first half and didn’t shoot well, but he did a nice job in other areas — particularly picking up two blocked, including a nice one on a Monta Ellis jumper as the third quarter came to an end.
Lawrence FrankThe Pistons had an early lead only to see it fall apart in the second quarter. The Bucks were rolling and Detroit couldn’t do anything to stop the momentum heading into halftime. So basically, it was a familiar occurrence for Pistons basketball this year. Until the third quarter. The Pistons out-scored the Bucks 33-11 in the third and played a good fourth quarter as well, so Frank certainly pushed the right buttons and deserves some of the praise for the Pistons picking up a nice road win over a team that, although inconsistent, has been solid this season.