Giannis Antetokounmpo,Ish Smith

3 Ways the Pistons Need to Capitalize Against the Bucks in Game 3

After getting beaten twice in Milwaukee, the Pistons will have an opportunity to get some revenge on their central division rivals tonight in Detroit. But here are the three things the Pistons need to do to ensure a victory in front of their home crowd.

3. Stop the Bucks in Transition

The main way the Milwaukee Bucks can hurt you is with their transition offense, which is when they're the most comfortable. But the Pistons can slow them down by playing full-court defense to make them uncomfortable to hopefully create turnovers.

2. Have Bruce Brown Come off the Bench

In Game 2 we saw Bruce Brown sent to the bench with Luke Kennard ended up taking the reps. Brown sparks instant defense and energy for the Pistons, so head coach Dwane Casey has to use him the correct way. 


Brown has to see consistent minutes tonight after Casey didn't play him at all in the third quarter of Game 2, which arguably cost the Pistons the game.

1. Draw up Plays for Luke Kennard

During his first two playoff games for the Pistons, Kennard has been the team's leading scoring, averaging 20 points per game. With Blake Griffin most likely being out again tonight, the Pistons need to look for Kennard as second option to score for them and keep the offensive production consistent.