Monroe, Pistons rally past Bucks 116-111

Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) gets past Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith, right, for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) gets past Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith, right, for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 31, 2014, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Greg Monroe had 28 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons ended a three-game skid with a 116-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Josh Smith scored eight of his 26 points during a 12-0 fourth-quarter run that wiped out a 98-92 Bucks lead and gave the Pistons the lead for good. His 3-pointer with 1:11 to go and a subsequent dunk put the game away in the matchup of the NBA Central Division’s two worst teams.

Brandon Knight had 25 points and Ramon Sessions added 20 points and 11 assists for Milwaukee, which lost its 10th consecutive road game and dropped the season series 3-1 to the Pistons.

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