Bucks dominate early in comfortable win vs. Pistons

Jrue Holiday slammed home a Giannis Antetokounmpo assist 16 seconds into the game to ignite a 14-0 flurry by the host Milwaukee Bucks, who never looked back in a 114-93 wire-to-wire victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 33 points, Bobby Portis recorded a 28-point, 10-rebound double-double and Holiday pitched in with 22 points for the Bucks, who completed a 5-0 homestand with their 12th consecutive win over the Pistons.Trey Lyles had a team-high 19 points off the bench for Detroit, which was playing on the second night of a back-to-back and suffered its fourth straight defeat.Antetokounmpo had a dunk, another interior hoop and three free throws, while Portis added a dunk and a 3-pointer in the game-opening run, which extended into the fourth minute of the game.The Bucks went on to lead 26-9 after a Holiday jumper at the 4:41 mark of the period, before the Pistons mounted a challenge.Detroit rallied within six in the first quarter and got within three in the second, and was down just 71-65 after a Saddiq Bey 3-pointer near the midpoint of the third period before Milwaukee pulled away for good.Holiday buried consecutive 3-pointers in a 10-2 burst that re-opened a double-digit advantage and led to a bench-heavy fourth quarter.