Found November 25, 2013 on
Fox Sports Wisconsin:
Following the additions of Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith,the Detroit Pistons were in a good position to make significant strides thisseason.Although they've yet to show much improvement, the Pistonshave a good chance to win consecutive games for the first time Monday nightwith the Milwaukee Bucks on the cusp of their worst losing streak in 16 years.Coming off its fifth straight losing season, Detroit (5-8)hoped to start turning things around after making some big moves over thesummer. The Pistons inked Jennings to a three-year, 24 million contractfollowing a sign-and-trade with Milwaukee and signed Smith to a four-year, 54million deal.Jennings and Smith, however, have been inconsistent at best.Jennings, who averaged 17.0 points and 5.7 assists in four seasons with theBucks (2-10), hopes to end his scoring slump as he faces his old club for thefirst time.Since averaging 18.3 points in his first seven games, he'sscored 11.3 over his last four. Jennings finished with 14 points and 10 assists,but missed eight of 10 shots in a 109-97 win at Brooklyn on Sunday.After Smith went scoreless off the bench in Friday's 96-89loss to Atlanta - he was yanked from the starting five for missing Thursday'spractice - he had 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting against the Nets in his returnto the lineup.Smith has a good chance to bounce back after averaging 21.3points and 13.5 rebounds in his last six meetings with the Bucks while he waswith the Hawks.Rodney Stuckey continued his recent surge with a season-high27 points on 10-of-16 shooting in Sunday's win. The reserve guard is averaging20.8 points while shooting 54.4 percent over his last four games."I'm just trying to come in and just be that energy guythat we need off the bench," Stuckey said. "Just bring energy andwhatever my teammates need me to do."After picking up only their third victory in 10 games, thePistons appear to be in a prime spot to finally claim consecutive wins. TheEastern Conference-worst Bucks, who have been hit hard by injuries, are tryingto avoid dropping nine in a row for the first time since March 7-22, 1998.Milwaukee coach Larry Drew promised changes after his teamput up 33 points in the second half and shot 35.3 percent overall in a 96-72home loss to Charlotte on Saturday.Khris Middleton, who came to Milwaukee in the Jenningstrade, had a career-high 20 points. The reserve forward outscored the startingfive of Caron Butler, Ersan Ilyasova, Zaza Pachulia, O.J. Mayo and LukeRidnour, who combined for 18 points on 8-of-28 shooting."I told the guys after the game that there will bechanges in our starting lineup," Drew said. "If they're not on thesame page with it, so be it, but there will be changes."Drew's club, which once had as many as a half-dozen out ofaction, is still missing Larry Sanders (thumb) and Carlos Delfino (foot).Brandon Knight, also acquired in the Jennings trade, returned Saturday aftermissing five games with a hamstring injury.The Bucks lost three of four to the Pistons last season,though they did pull out a 117-90 win in Detroit on Jan. 29 behind Jennings'game-high 30 points.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
As a NBA player you have to exhibit confidence. If you don't the game will eat you up.Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has always been a confident player but has struggled with the game recently. It's to the point where Jennings says he has no confidence in his shot.“I’m just going to tell it like it is,” Jennings said. “I think that’s why my shot isn’t...
Brandon Jennings had something to prove on Monday night, as his Detroit Pistons hosted Jennings’ former team, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jennings played his first four seasons in Milwaukee, and experienced some highs and lows as a member of the Bucks. The constant roster clash eventually led to Jennings wanting out, and a trade with the Pistons that netted the Bucks Brandon Knight, and...
Brandon Jennings made four consecutive 3-pointers in the first quarter against his former team, and the Detroit Pistons overwhelmed Milwaukee with a dazzling first half in a 113-94 victory over the Bucks on Monday night.
Jennings was traded from Milwaukee to Detroit last offseason after four seasons with the Bucks. He hadn't been shooting well for the Pistons, but that changed...
Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings, who is shooting 37% from the field this season and 30% from beyond-the-arc, says he has no confidence in his shot right now.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
“I don’t have any confidence in my shot right now. That’s the reason I’m missing, because there’s just no confidence there.”
“I feel like I’m just shooting when...
Young Brandon, you might want to work on that jump shot first.
Jennings shooting woes are killing the Pistons right now and the now veteran guards has no answers. Jennings has averaged 15.2 shots per game the last five games, but is shooting just 35.5 percent.
He recently told the Detroit Free Press that “he’s totally lost confidence in his shot, but he’s going to continue...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Brandon Jennings made four consecutive 3-pointers in the first quarter against his former team, and the Detroit Pistons overwhelmed Milwaukee with a dazzling first half in a 113-94 victory over the Bucks on Monday night.
Jennings was traded from Milwaukee to Detroit last offseason after four seasons with the Bucks. He hadn't been shooting well for...
As a fifth-year NBA player, yet still just 24 years old, the Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings admits he remains a work in progress in managing that delicate line any point guard straddles, between implementing his own game and sacrificing large chunks of it.
It was easy to focus on Jennings' improved shooting in Monday's 113-94 win over Milwaukee.
And after admitting...
Perhaps Famed Pistons announcer John Mason knew what was in store.
Forgetting to announce Andre Drummond at center would’ve made it a four-on-five affair and it would’ve given the Milwaukee Bucks a better chance at competing Monday. But who knows if even that would’ve made a difference as the Pistons jumped on the Bucks early on the way to a 113-94 win at The Palace.
Brandon Jennings faced his former team, the Milwaukee Bucks, for the first time on Monday night as a member of the Detroit Pistons. He played well, registering a double-double that included 15 points and 13 assists. The Pistons won by a final score of 113-94, and Jennings happened to be the player with the ball […]
The Pistons traded for Brandon Jennings (left) and signed Josh Smith (right) this summer, but have severely underperformed so far, in similar fashion as the Nets.
When: 2:00 PM; Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
TV: YES Network
The losses for the Nets are reaching a critical mass, as the darling of the offseason has been nothing...
Following the additions of Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, the Detroit Pistons were in a good position to make significant strides this season.
Although they've yet to show much improvement, the Pistons have a good chance to win consecutive games for the first time Monday night with the Milwaukee Bucks on the cusp of their worst losing streak in 16 years.
Coming off its fifth...
The Detroit Pistons went on the road and defeated the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. They came back to The Palace on Monday night and jumped out all over the Milwaukee Bucks.
After playing with so much energy in the second half against Brooklyn, the Pistons brought the same energy from the tip.
Brandon Jennings, the former Bucks PG, went off in the first quarter. First he assisted on a...
The Detroit Pistons came into the Barclays Center on Sunday looking for a big win. The Brooklyn Nets were just looking to quiet critics.
Free agent acquisition Josh Smith was benched on Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks due to the fact that he missed practice on Thursday. Smith went scoreless in that game for the first time since his rookie year. Questions were then raised...
Starting something new here on The Detroit Sports Site to help us preview games for the Lions, Red Wings and Pistons. Each day that one of those teams play, our staff of Chris Burke, Max DeMara and Andrew Tomlinson will hold a mini-fantasy draft to see which of us knows the local teams best.
The challenge is this: Pick one Detroit player per game to compile the best stats. The winner...