NBA: Detroit 113, Milwaukee 97

April 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 13 (UPI) -- Drew Gooden paced Milwaukee to a strong second half Friday and all five Bucks starters scored in double figures in a 113-97 win over Detroit.

The Bucks, in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, remained two games behind New York and Philadelphia in the battle for the final playoff position.

Milwaukee turned a five-point halftime lead into a 12-point cushion heading into the fourth quarter.

Gooden scored 26 points, Brandon Jennings had 20 to go with 10 assists and Monta Ellis added 18 for the Bucks. Milwaukee had lost two in a row.

Detroit, which has been eliminated from playoff contention, got 25 points from Brandon Knight and 24 from Ben Gordon.

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