To say the Milwaukee Bucks have dominated the Detroit Pistons of late would be a vast understatement.
The Pistons are just 1-19 in their last 20 games against the Bucks, with the lone win coming in April of 2022, but it gets worse.
Detroit is 3-27 in the last 30 games, 8-32 in the last 40 and 15-35 in their last 50 games vs. Milwaukee, which takes us all the way back to 2012 when Barack Obama was president and we had no idea that the Pistons would be the worst team in the NBA over the next 12 years and counting.
Those were innocent times.
The Pistons updated Cade Cunningham's injury status yesterday, keeping within the timeline they set for themselves, which is a miracle and there was good news and bad. The good news is that he is ramping up basketball activities and should return within 5-7 days, hopefully in time for the last couple of games of the homestand.
The bad news is that he is still out and since the Pistons are the ones telling us this, you can't really trust the timeline until we see him back on the court.
And he won't be the only one out tonight against the Bucks.
Detroit Pistons injuries vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Detroit will not only be missing Cade Cunningham, but Monte Morris, who says he will return by the end of the month, is still out.
They will be joined by Isaiah Stewart, who now has an ankle injury to go along with lingering toe issues. This is not good, as the Pistons' already terrible defense crumbles even more when Beef Stew is not in the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as probable for tonight's game with a shoulder contusion, but otherwise, the Bucks will be at full strength.
The Pistons have a fighting chance at home, but with Cade Cunningham and Isaiah Stewart out, it likely won't last even with Jaden Ivey, Jalen Duren and Ausar Thompson playing better.
This will be the first of two straight home games against the Bucks and the Pistons would love to get one of them before the Hornets and Wizards come to town.