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Bucks 115, Pistons 86

March 23, 1999

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) _ Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson and the Milwaukee Bucks made their first 11 shots while holding Detroit to only one basket in the first quarter Monday night for an easy 115-86 win over the Pistons.

The Bucks rolled to a 23-2 lead before Christian Laettner scored Detroit’s only field goal of the quarter with 5:10 left. Milwaukee, meanwhile, hit everything until Haywoode Workman missed with 4:51 remaining.

Allen had 19 points and Robinson 18 in the Bucks’ highest-scoring game of the season. Milwaukee led 40-14 after the first quarter and 68-37 at halftime.

Detroit shot just 1-for-12 in the first quarter and had only two rebounds. The Bucks made 17 of 20 shots.

Detroit got no closer than 22 points in the third quarter at 75-53 on Don Reid’s short hook with 6:12 left. Milwaukee led 88-63 entering the final period.

Laettner had 17 points and nine rebounds for Detroit, which shot 31 percent. Milwaukee shot a season-best 57 percent.

Notes: Forward Scott Williams, activated earlier off the injured list, made his first appearance for Milwaukee since being acquired from Philadelphia at the trading deadline. He scored eight points in seven minutes. ... Milwaukee improved to 7-2 when outrebounding its opponent. ... Charles O’Bannon, activated earlier off the injured list, scored eight points in 17 minutes for Detroit.

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