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                   === Bucks battle Pistons at The Palace ===
 (Sports  Network)  - The Milwaukee  Bucks hope to  continue their fine form on
 Tuesday  night when they  visit The Palace of Auburn Hills to meet the Central
 Division-rival Detroit Pistons.
 The  Bucks have  won four of their  last five, including two on the road. They
 lost  their last road outing, a 113-108 setback at Cleveland to the Cavaliers,
 but  rebounded Saturday  night  with  a home  victory  over  the Golden  State
 The   spectacular  backcourt  of  Monta  Ellis  and  Brandon  Jennings  played
 brilliantly  on Saturday night. They both scored 20 points and combined for 11
 assists and 10 rebounds.
 Ellis  buried  a late  3-pointer against  his old  squad to  seal the win, but
 Jennings' 18 third-quarter points made a huge difference.
 "We needed to score, so (Jennings) came out in the second half and did what he
 needed to do for our team," interim head coach Jim Boylan said.
 Larry  Sanders  extended his blocks streak  to 29 games, which tied Tim Duncan
 for the longest active streak in the league. Sanders also had 16 points and 11
 rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova recorded 18 points and 12 boards.
 A  win on Tuesday would send the Bucks five games over .500 for the first time
 this season. Milwaukee plays four of its next six on the road.
 The  Pistons  capped off  a three-game  road trip  with a  wild 104-102 win in
 Orlando  on Sunday night.  It was thanks to a career night from Brandon Knight
 the Pistons avoided an 0-3 trek.
 Knight  made  two late  3-pointers, which gave  him five for  the game, and he
 poured in a career-best 31 points. Knight went 12-for-16 from the field as the
 Pistons survived a slew of last-second putbacks by the Magic.
 "The  ball bounces  funny sometimes and you  have to get some of those bounces
 and  make  some of  those effort  plays," said  Knight. "I  have to commend my
 teammates for making those effort plays towards the end of the game.
 "I  have  to commend my  teammates who did  a great job  of looking for me and
 seeing  I  was making shots. A  lot of it came  from them trying to create for
 Greg  Monroe,  Charlie Villanueva  and  Kyle  Singler  each scored  in  double
 The  Pistons  have won  two in a  row at  home, where they  will play eight of
 the next 11.
 Detroit  has won both matchups this season against Milwaukee, with one at home
 and one in Brew City. The teams have split the last six meetings.
 01/29 10:42:28 ET

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