Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Milwaukee Bucks to Dominant Win Over Detroit Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks showed the NBA they're still a force to be reckoned with on Monday night. Thanks to the returns of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, the Bucks dominated the Detroit Pistons in a convincing 150-130 blowout.

Antetokounmpo had missed five straight games with left knee soreness, while Middleton was making only his eighth appearance of the season due to a lingering knee injury. Without question, Antetokounmpo was closer to the peak of his powers, scoring 29 points on an efficient 8-15 shooting while adding 12 rebounds and four assists. Meanwhile, Middleton hit 3-7 shots for eight points in 15 minutes in a limited role.

The Bucks are 30-17 and third in the Eastern Conference this season despite significant missed time from their stars. Antetokounmpo has missed a tolerable 11 games, but Middleton has been out a frustrating 39 games. If the three-time All Star can find his rhythm and reach the heights he achieved as recently as the 2021-22 season (20.1 ppg, 5.4 asp, 5.4 rpg), the Bucks will have a chance to re-establish themselves as one of the true title contenders in the NBA.

The Milwaukee Bucks will return to action against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. 

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