Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 2/9/13
Now that they've lost their top reserve big man for an extended period, the Detroit Pistons are counting on heavy minutes from Greg Monroe in the frontcourt. That doesn't appear to be good news for the Milwaukee Bucks, who could be without their best interior defender. Monroe looks to lead the Pistons to their third win in four meetings this season against the Bucks on Saturday night. After learning rookie Andre Drummond would miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back, Monroe finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds in 40 minutes in a 119-109 victory over Tim Duncan-less San Antonio on Friday. Brandon Knight added 24 points as the Pistons (19-32) matched their season-high point total, snapped a three-game losing streak and ended the Spurs' 11-game run. Monroe isn't likely to slow down in Milwaukee, where he's posted big numbers over the past two seasons. He's averaged 24.7 points on 66.0 percent shooting and 12.3 rebounds in his last three trips, including...
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