O.J. Mayo scores 20, hot-shooting Bucks beat Pistons 101-86
O.J. Mayo scored 20 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks relied on perimeter shooting and defense in a 101-86 win Saturday night over the Detroit Pistons.
The Bucks went 11 for 17 from 3-point range, including a 4-for-5 performance from Mayo. The reserve guard made three 3s in a 47-second span of the second quarter to spark an 18-2 run that gave Milwaukee a 54-40 lead with 4:27 left in the second quarter.
Milwaukee also opened the second half with a 17-2 run. The Bucks led by as much as 30 in the third quarter of a rare easy victory.
Detroit’s Brandon Jennings scored 16 points before leaving late in the third with a lower left leg injury.