Eric Bledsoe matched his season high with 27 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 15 as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a 115-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Milwaukee countered an opening basket with nine consecutive points and did not trail after that. The Bucks led 30-21 after one quarter, 56-45 at halftime and then opened the third period with a 19-4 run.

Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe (6) goes up for a shot in front of Detroit Pistons' Jose Calderon during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) goes up for a shot in front of Detroit Pistons’ Jose Calderon during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Bledsoe’s 3-pointer put Milwaukee up 75-49 with 7:25 left in the third.

Blake Griffin had 31 points and Reggie Jackson scored 15 for the Pistons, who lost their second straight after a five-game winning streak.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Detroit Pistons' Reggie Jackson (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

The Bucks, who entered with the second-best record in the East behind Toronto, improved to 12-2 at home. They are 4-5 on the road.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Detroit Pistons' Reggie Jackson (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dunks over Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Antetokounmpo was limited to six points in the first half on 3-of-8 shooting, but Bledsoe picked up the slack with 18 first-half points.

Griffin kept the Pistons close in the first half with 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 3 of 6 from beyond the arc.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, drives against Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, drives against Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Milwaukee closed the first quarter with a 9-4 spurt. Two free throws by Thon Maker gave the Bucks their biggest lead of the half at 56-43.

Detroit’s bench was a combined 3 for 17 in the first half, missing all six 3-point attempts.

Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

TIP-INS

Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker (7) reacts after making a three-pointer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker (7) reacts after making a three-pointer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Pistons: G Ish Smith strained his right groin and did not play in the second half.

Bucks: F Khris Middleton was inactive for personal reasons.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

UP NEXT

Detroit Pistons' Glenn Robinson III (22) and Milwaukee Bucks' Tony Snell fight for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Detroit Pistons’ Glenn Robinson III (22) and Milwaukee Bucks’ Tony Snell fight for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Pistons: Return home to host Philadelphia on Friday.

Bucks: Host Golden State on Friday.

Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin drives against Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

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Source: The Associated Press

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