Bucks Earn Win over Pistons
Posted Jul 15 2008 8:47PM
LAS VEGAS, July 15 – Ramon Sessions recorded a game high 21 points and led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 73-59 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the opening game of the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS.
Following a dismal first quarter, scoring just 14 points on 3-11 from the field, the Bucks went on a 12-0 to tie the game at 27 and took their first lead in the game when Aaron McGee connected on one of his two free throws extending the run to 13. The Pistons tallied just eight points in the second quarter on 2-9 from the field.
“We just tried to come out and play hard,” said Ramon Sessions who earned 10 starts with the Bucks last season. “We came out tonight and tried to play our best defense and got the win.”
With the score tied at 50 heading into the final period, the Bucks hit the first shot of the quarter taking the lead for good as they built their lead to 16 and holding the Pistons to just nine points.
Arron Afflalo with who tallied 18 points in the game, was the only Piston to score in double-figures.
“I thought we came out and we had really good focus and we did some things really well, we executed and we really created our offense off of our defense,” said Detroit head coach Michael Curry. “What happened was that they stopped turning the basketball over, they did a really good job of protecting the basketball, and once they did they were able to set their defensive. I didn’t think we were as patient offensively and I didn’t think we moved the ball side to side as well as we could have. I thought they ran some things that were really good and some things that we probably hadn’t worked on as much, but that’s what the summers for and we’ll go with some of those things tomorrow and get ready for Thursday.”
Notes: The Pistons will take Wednesday off and will host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at COX Pavilion. The Bucks will return to the hardwood on Thursday night as they host the Denver Nuggets at Thomas & Mack. Rodney Stuckey did not dress for the Pistons due to a sore toe.