Detroit's Brandon Jennings is out for the remainder of the season with a torn left Achilles. The Pistons confirmed the news Sunday night.
He sustained the injury while defending an inbounds pass in the third quarter. Jennings appeared to plant his left foot awkwardly while guarding Bucks point guard Brandon Knight. Jennings immediately fell to the ground and writhed in pain.
Jennings is in his second season with the Pistons after spending the first four years of his NBA career with the Bucks. He is averaging 19.8 points since the Pistons waived Josh Smith. Detroit, led by Jennings and a resurgent Andre Drummond, won 12 of its last 15 games before Saturday.
The loss dropped the Pistons to 17-27 entering Sunday. They currently are 10th in the Eastern Conference.
- Mike Fiammetta and Will Green