Pistons overpower Bucks 98-83 at the Palace

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 17 points and eight rebounds weren’t enough to overcome Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons in Sunday night’s 98-83 loss.

Drummond gave the Pistons 20 points and 23 rebounds, helping Detroit win the battle for boards 58-40. The Pistons were also the better shooting team, combining for 44.3 percent from the field, compared to the Bucks’ 39.1 percent. Neither team shot particularly well from beyond the arc, with Detroit just edging out Milwaukee 25 percent to 23.5 percent.

Rashad Vaughn’s performance was a far cry from his Saturday night performance against Brooklyn where he logged a career-high 22 points. In their first road game of the season, Vaughn added just five points on 2-of-8 shooting. He was also 25 percent from downtown, converting on just one of his four attempts.

Tony Snell saw 25 minutes of action, but added only four points. He’s still trying to adjust to a new system since being traded from the Chicago Bulls earlier this month. Early reports indicate he might not be given a contract extension with the deadline set for Monday night at 11 C.T.