Pistons Put It All Together to End Loss Streak

Billups' 21 points lead rout of helpless Milwaukee
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2008 12:18 AM CST
Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva (31) and guard Mo Williams (25) pressure Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups as Detroit's Jason Maxiell watches during the second half of an NBA basketball...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Milwaukee Bucks were just what the Detroit Pistons needed to fix their two-game losing streak last night, reports the Associated Press. Chauncey Billups made sure the bleeding stopped with 21 points and 12 assists in a 127-100 rout. The Pistons had stumbled after going into the All-Star break with a 10-game winning streak, including a loss in Milwaukee Wednesday.

Detroit's stars made sure that didn't happen again. The Pistons had 23 assists and four turnovers in the first three quarters, led by Billups with 12 assists and one turnover. Rasheed Wallace also had 17 points and Richard Hamilton added 16 for the Pistons, who had a season high for points. Charlie Villanueva and Michael Redd both had 18 to lead Milwaukee.