MILWAUKEE (AP) — The formula for success in Milwaukee doesn’t always have to revolve around the high-scoring duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.
Eric Bledsoe matched his season high with 27 points and Antetokounmpo added 15 as the Bucks rolled to a 115-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Middleton, the team’s second-leading scorer at 18.5 points per game, was inactive for personal reasons. Antetokounmpo’s output was 13 below his average, although he added a team-high eight rebounds.
“For other guys to step up when we needed, it’s always a good sign,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We talk about being prepared for your opportunities, and different guys either get bigger opportunities, or get to play that haven’t been playing.”
Milwaukee countered an opening basket with nine consecutive points and did not trail after that. The Bucks led 30-21 after…