AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- John Salmons had 18 points, including a game-clinching 3-pointer, in his Milwaukee debut as the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 91-85 on Friday night.
Former Piston Carlos Delfino added 16 points for Milwaukee, while Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Milwaukee traded Joe Alexander and Hakim Warrick to Chicago for Salmons on Thursday. One night later, he helped the Bucks overcome Brandon Jennings' 1-for-13 shooting night.
Richard Hamilton scored 29 points to lead Detroit.
Salmons hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to give Milwaukee an 88-84 lead. Rodney Stuckey made one of two free throws, and then Jennings sealed it from the line.
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