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23/11/2016

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MILWAUKEE -- Every shot Caron Butler made helped dull the pain of a recent root canal. Edmonton Oilers Jersey . Ending a nine-game losing streak? That gave the Milwaukee Bucks veteran forward a reason to smile. Butler scored 30 points two days after major dental work and the Bucks rallied from 13 points down in the third quarter for a 104-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. "I dont have that much energy," Butler said with a smile. "Im going to go home, go to sleep. Just relax." A well-deserved break after shooting 12 of 21 and leading the charge by the Bucks bench in the fourth quarter. All on his bobblehead night, too. Butler was questionable for the game because he was still getting over his trip to the dentist. "I wasnt feeling good yesterday, feeling extremely weak," he said. Coach Larry Drew "believed in me tonight and gave me an opportunity. Thats why it was even more special." Brandon Knight added 16 points against the team that traded him in the off-season, while backup centre Miroslav Raduljica added eight points and eight rebounds. He was part of the reserve corps -- with Khris Middleton (10 points) and Luke Ridnour (eight points) -- that helped close the gap. The Bucks trailed 76-63 in the third quarter, largely due to Brandon Jennings, who finished with 30 points for Detroit. But Butler provided a boost with his jumper in the fourth and the Bucks held on late. Josh Smith missed two foul shots with about 5 seconds left and Rodney Stuckey missed a desperation 3 at the buzzer. "Its important we keep the attitude and intensity. I think we got a little comfortable, but we cant let that happen," Jennings said. "No matter what their record is, thats an NBA team over there. At 8-33, the Bucks have the worst record in the NBA, but received a sorely needed confidence boost at the midpoint of the season. "I told our guys after the game, its nice to get off that losing streak. Lets enjoy the moment, remember what this feels like tomorrow," Drew said. "By no stretch of the imagination is losing fun." Knight, who was traded for Jennings, also had nine assists and six rebounds, while Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points. Greg Monroe added 18 points for Detroit and Stuckey finished 23. The last few minutes found Jennings and Knight guarding each other on the perimeter. Jennings blocked Knight with about 7 seconds left, but Smith missed the two foul shots at the other end. The Pistons had one last chance after a contested possession was ruled in favour of Detroit. Stuckeys 3-point attempt from the corner sailed harmlessly into the side of the glass. "We made a few bad decisions on both ends of the floor, but I gave up a lot of offensive rebounds so I have to slap myself on the wrist for that," said centre Andre Drummond, who finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. A game after going scoreless against the Clippers, Jennings shot 11 of 23 against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2009. Facing off against Knight at one point in the third quarter, Jennings hit a deep 3 to give Detroit a 76-63 lead, then turned to the crowd and pointed his index finger to his forehead. The Bucks started chipping away. With the shot clock winding down at the end of the third quarter, Butler hit a long 3 to get Milwaukee within 84-81. "That was definitely a momentum-changer. If we get that rebound and secure that ball, we go into the fourth up seven or eight points," Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. Just another highlight from a memorable game for Butler. His play off the bench was especially important given the Bucks were without starting centre Larry Sanders and veteran guard O.J. Mayo due to illness. As for Butlers bobblehead doll, the likeness was close enough. "It looks like my cousin," he said, "but itll do, we are related." NOTES: The Pistons, the NBAs top offensive rebounding team coming into the night at 14.4 per game, were outrebounded on the offensive glass, 12-9 ... Milwaukee G Luke Ridnour wore a sleeve around the right wrist he sprained on Saturday against the Spurs. ... Milwaukee used its 19th different starting lineup in its 41st game this season. Mark Messier Oilers Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. Jari Kurri Oilers Jersey Authentic . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. http://www.hockeyoilersshop.com/wayne-gretzky-jersey/ . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season.Luke Shaw is unlikely to play for Manchester United again this season, according to manager Louis van Gaal. Shaw has not played a game for the Red Devils since suffering a double leg break against PSV in the Champions League on September 16.The 20 year-old has been ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from injury and is set to train outside for the first time on Monday. However, Van Gaal says the left-back is unlikely to be available for selection before the final game of the season - the FA Cup final of May 21.   Louis van Gaal hopes to have Wayne Rooney back in full training within two weeks Luke Shaw shall start next week the first training sessions on the pitch, said the United boss. It was always in the gym, on the treadmill, in the swimming pool and so on, but now he can train for the first time with his bodyweight on the pitch, so it is going great for him.But also, it shall be very difficult for him to play the final of the FA Cup. Van Gaal is without a number of key players for Evertons Premier League visit to Old Trafford on Sunday, which will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 HD.Wayne Rooney, Ander Herrera, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Phil Jones and Ashley Young all remain unavailable to face the Toffees. Wayne Rooney suffered a knee injury against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League But Van Gaal is hoping to have his captain back in full training within in the next 10 days. Edmonton Oilers Gear. Wayne Rooney is doing great but you cannot say that he can play next week. Its also a process, said the Dutchman. He has shown a lot of skills today with the ball on the pitch today, which is very good and very important. Bastian Schweinsteiger could miss Euro 2016 after suffering a knee injury on international duty with Germany Meanwhile, Schweinsteiger could miss out on Euro 2016 in France this summer after suffering a knee injury whilst on international duty for Germany last week.Schweinsteigers is a tragic injury because the expectation is not so good for him in respect of the European Championship, but you never know, Van Gaal said.He has to work hard for that because he wants to play and the Germany national manager wants him to play, so I hope that he can reach that, but it will be difficult. Also See: LVG targets top-three finish Mersons predictions Man Utd fixtures Get a ï¿¡10 free bet! Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '