Pistons look to adjust in second game vs. Milwaukee

Giannis Antetokounmpo again hopes to find the Detroit Pistons’ porous defense to his liking.The Milwaukee Bucks star feasted in the first of back-to-back games between the teams on Monday, recording 43 points — plus nine rebounds and four assists — in Milwaukee’s 125-115 win.How well the Pistons can adjust will likely determine if they can make Wednesday night’s rematch at Milwaukee any closer.Milwaukee enters with a 4-3 record, while Detroit is 1-6.”When there’s no crowd, it’s just one-on-one and I can get to the dotted area, I feel comfortable enough to raise up and go to my right hook,” Antetokounmpo said. “I work on it, but usually it’s not that open. In the next game, it’s not going to be that open. I think the middle is going to be more crowded.”The Pistons have surrendered an average of 117.6 points a game this season. And that’s not a good recipe for success against an offensive juggernaut such as the Bucks, who are first in the league in scoring at 124.6 points per game.”It’s a team sport, and it’s kind of hard to guard one-on-one like that in this league, no matter who you defend, especially someone like him,” Pistons guard Derrick Rose said. “The next game, we just have to make it harder for him. We didn’t take any charges (Monday) against him. We didn’t make him think. He was clearly going at one speed.”After an inconsistent start to the season that saw them alternate losses and wins, the Bucks have put together their first winning streak of the season, although it’s only at two games after triumphs over Chicago and Detroit.Milwaukee’s high-octane offense doesn’t just rely on Antetokounmpo.Khris Middleton is off to a great start, averaging just under 21 points a game this year, while offseason acquisition Jrue Holiday is averaging 15.4 points.

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