AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons are announcing the Pistons 50/50 Payday charity raffle has raised $114,241 at the Pistons’ season half-way mark, helping support non-profits throughout the state of Michigan, as well as the organization’s Come Together Foundation in support of volunteerism, youth leadership and NBA Cares programming.
A special pregame, on-court check presentation is taking place at the Pistons-Bucks game at The Palace on Tuesday, Jan. 29 to recognize the 19 non-profits and 21 individual raffle winners.
The Pistons will have all hands on deck for a game that might require a batten-the-hatches mentality.
The Milwaukee Bucks have morphed into one of the league’s top-scoring teams under interim coach Jim Boylan, who took over earlier this month for Scott Skiles, averaging 102.9 points in Boylan’s 10 games and 109.3 over the last four. The Pistons handed the Bucks one of only three losses incurred on Boylan’s watch when they played what was likely their strongest road game of the season to win 103-87 on Jan. 11.
Brandon Jennings has made a habit of starting slow and finishing strong recently, but Milwaukee Bucks interim coach Jim Boylan would like to see him be more aggressive throughout an entire contest.
The guard hasn't done much at any point in games against the Detroit Pistons this season.
Visiting Milwaukee seeks its first victory in three matchups with Detroit as the Central Division rivals meet Tuesday night.
Even as their second unit was racking up eye-popping scoring numbers and setting the Pistons on a winning path, the coaches knew there would come a time when they would need to integrate the two units, starters and bench. That there would be games when Greg Monroe’s post scoring presence or Brandon Knight’s defense and 3-point shooting would be needed to complement the pick-and-roll artistry of Will Bynum or the rim-protecting presence of Andre Drummond.