[Associated Press] Pistons Beat Bucks, Finally Win a Game 2 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have made two major improvements over their recent runs to the NBA Finals: offense, and playing Game 2s. Tayshaun Prince scored 22 points and Chauncey Billups had 20 to lead Detroit to a 109-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. [NBA.com] Hamilton, Pistons Put Hurting on Bucks, Take 2-0 Lead Tayshaun Prince scored 22 points to lead six players in double figures for the top-seeded Pistons, who have hardly been tested in the first two games of what is shaping up to be a lopsided series. In Game One, Detroit did it with defense, limiting Milwaukee to 74 points. In Game Two, the Pistons flashed their offense, shooting 51 percent (42-of-83) from the field and collected 28 fast-break points. Postgame Quotes Michael Redd: “They are pushing it on us, and that is our game. That is something we have to work on in the next couple of days before we play them again. I don’t know how many turnovers we had today, but they got a lot of fast-break points, even on some of our makes. I think they put an emphasis on pushing the ball against us and they feel they can push the ball against us.” [SI.com] KELLY DWYER: Pistons -- remember them? -- are rolling Wednesday's annihilation was exactly what you'd expect. On offense, Detroit was allowed to move the ball and set uncontested screen after screen against a Bucks defense that ranks among the league's worst. Milwaukee wasn't even trying, as players like Rip Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace were allowed to slide into open pockets and receive slick passes without even a hint of help defense to complicate things. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] Breaking point: Down 2-0, Bucks know they must stem tide "When we have lapses defensively, then we start throwing rocks at the rim," said Bogut. "It all goes downhill at once. We don't get stops and they score and we come down and shoot up rocks. That's the problem with us. One thing happens to us (defensively) and we turn it over or take a bad shot on the next possession and it all collapses." Wednesday game report Detroit coach Flip Saunders wanted better ball movement and he got it as the Pistons had 30 assists on their 42 baskets. "Anytime you have 42 buckets and 30 assists and only nine turnovers, you're distributing the ball pretty good," he said. MICHAEL HUNT: Going against Pistons an exercise in futility Because here's the thing about the defending Eastern Conference champions and soon-to-be NBA champs: Adjust reasonably well as the Bucks did with two days to amend their passive ways of Game 1, and the Pistons will merely - and casually - find another way to beat you down. Detroit's balance takes control of everything in Game 2 Auburn Hills, Mich. - A signal as to what type of night it was going to be for Detroit against the Milwaukee Bucks can easily be explained in the fact that the Pistons' first five baskets were scored by five different players. Notes: What about Billups? Saunders suggested that the Pistons' runaway success in the Eastern Conference may have affected how voters viewed Billups' impact, especially toward the end of the regular season. "Our division was closed with 20-something games to go," Saunders said. "The conference was closed with 10 or 12 games to go, so everyone turned their attention toward out west and the chase that was happening out there." [Milwaukee Bucks Diary] Where is the Bucks playoff intensity? It doesn't add up. These are the play-offs. The Bucks are the prohibitive underdogs. The Bucks should be breathing fire, right? I guess not.