The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons 90-63 in the Las Vegas Summer League opener for both teams Friday at Cox Pavilion.

The Bucks led 14-8 after the first quarter, but then poured it on the second quarter to lead by 17 points at halftime. The advantage continued to climb in the second half as Milwaukee led by double-digits throughout the final two quarters, including by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter.
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Former UNLV center Christian Wood led the Bucks with 23 points. Guard Zach Lofton scored 10 points for the Pistons.

The offense also should get a second-half boost from Jackie Bradley Jr., who was still under .200 entering Wednesday. There’s been a lot of bad luck built into his start. His average exit velocity is up from 88.1 mph last year to 91.6, and he has a higher average launch angle and hard-hit rate. His expected wOBA based on his types is .334; instead, it’s .276.

Bradley has seen all the numbers. He’s aware Ray Bourque Womens Jersey of his exit velocity and line-drive rates and everything else. He knows he’s been hitting into some bad luck and that luck will turn. Still, It doesn’t even out, he joked. It never evens out.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and the Indianapolis Star’s J. Michael, Indiana has come to terms with Mavericks free agent Doug McDermott. The former lottery pick boasts a career DJ LeMahieu Jersey mark of 40.3 percent from 3-point range, including a scorching 49.4 percent during his 26 games with Dallas last season. Wojnarowski said of the agreement:

Doug McDermott has agreed to a three-year, $22M deal with Indiana, league source tells ESPN.

Mark Trumbo, Baltimore Orioles (23.8 percent): Not only is Trumbo in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak during which he’s batting .333 with 5 homers and 12 RBIs, but he was able to do so in a stretch that included six games of no DH play in road interleague games. If his knee can endure that much wear and tear, he should be fine going forward.

Stephen Piscotty, Oakland Athletics (19.7 percent): It’s easy to forget sometimes that baseball players are human. With all Piscotty was dealing with off the field early this season, it’s not surprising that he struggled on the diamond. With the passage of time, though, it seems his focus has returned, to the tune of a .299 batting average, 4 home runs and 14 RBIs in June.