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                === Pistons, Bucks clash in Central showdown ===
 (  -  The reeling Milwaukee  Bucks hope to end their lengthy
 losing streak Wednesday versus the Detroit Pistons at the Bradley Center.
 The  Bucks are  mired in a nine-game  losing streak and are winless in the new
 year.  The woes continued with Sunday's 110-82 loss at San Antonio, as Brandon
 Knight netted 21 points and John Henson added 10 with 11 rebounds.
 Giannis Antetokounmpo and Larry Sanders scored 11 and 10 points, respectively,
 for  the  Bucks,  who  shot  37.5 percent.  The  Bucks  only  committed  eight
 The  Spurs shot 56.6 percent from the field, made 11-of-18 from beyond the arc
 and outrebounded the Bucks, 55-37.
 "It's  the  way they  play," said Bucks  guard Gary Neal,  who spent the first
 three  years of his  career in San Antonio. "They move the ball. They make the
 right play, and they hit the open shot."
 Milwaukee's  last win was on New Year's Eve against the Los Angeles Lakers. It
 will try to stop a four-game home losing streak Wednesday and owns a 3-15 mark
 at the Bradley Center.
 In  injury  news for  the Bucks,  guards O.J. Mayo  (illness) and Luke Ridnour
 (wrist), forward Caron Butler (illness) and center Larry Sanders (illness) are
 all questionable versus Detroit.
 Detroit had won three of four games until sustaining a 112-103 loss to the Los
 Angeles Clippers on Monday.
 Rodney  Stuckey scored  29 points on 11-of-20 shooting and Josh Smith finished
 with  24 points in defeat. Andre Drummond tallied 15 points and pulled down 11
 rebounds  for  the Pistons,  who lost  despite shooting  50.6 percent from the
 field and scoring 28 points off 19 L.A. turnovers.
 "Josh  was  playing well  and Stuckey  obviously was playing  well. Even if we
 didn't get as many shots from other people, we have to get other folks to take
 shots and to make some shots," Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks said.
 Detroit led 28-26 after a quarter of play, but the Clippers began to pull away
 early in the second. The Clippers took an 86-69 lead later on.
 Drummond,  who has 30 double-doubles, needs five points for 1,000 in his young
 career, while Stuckey is 51 points shy of 6,000.
 The  Pistons  are 10-10 away  from The Palace  and have beaten Milwaukee twice
 already  this season.  They are  6-2 in  the past  eight matchups  between the
 Central foes and have won three in a row at the Bradley Center.
 01/22 10:21:15 ET