Week In Review: Milwaukee Bucks Showing Signs Of Growth

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Nov 7, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless (19) and Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) go for a loose ball during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Friday, Nov. 7:  Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons 

This was a game that was within Milwaukee’s reach all night, and most certainly a divisional game they will have to win down the road of they want to be relevant again.

The Bucks lost in Detroit Friday night, 98-95

Brandon Knight totaled 17 points, nine assists, and sex rebounds while playing a team high 33 minutes.

This was, in my opinion, Jabari Parker’s best game so far as a Milwaukee Buck.  Not only did he have a team-high 18 points, shooting 8-for-14 from the floor, but he showed flashes of that play maker ability Milwaukee needs from him.

Parker was able to drive to the basket almost at will, hit mid range jumpers that are a key part of his game, distribute the ball, and run the court in transition with style.  Don’t believe me?  Here.

Detroit was able to win the game due to a good shooting performance (49.3 percent from the field, 47.8 percent from 3) and better execution towards the end of the game.

After Milwaukee’s performance against Chicago Wednesday, this felt like a game Milwaukee could, and to a certain extent should win.

The loss put Milwaukee at 2-4 on the year.  Their next game was Saturday night against the 6-0 Memphis Grizzlies.

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