“They want to be physical, they want to be dirty. They want you to get out of your game, and whenever you come in Detroit, you expect that.”
The last time the Bucks (19-3) had a longer winning streak than this was when they won 16 in a row spanning the end of the 1972-73 season and the beginning of 1973-74.
They also had a 13-game run shortly after that 16-game streak ended.
Elsewhere, Jaylen Brown scored a season-high 31 points while Kemba Walker added 28 as Boston beat Miami Heat 112-93 to improve to 8-0 at home.
Jimmy Butler led Miami with a season-high 37 points but he did not have enough help as the Celtics (15-5) jumped above the Heat (15-6) in the eastern conference standings.
Orlando made it three wins in a row with a 128-114 victory over Phoenix.
Aaron Gordon scored a season-high 32 points while Terrence Ross had 22 as the Magic moved two games clear in the race for the final play-off berth in the east.
Devonte Graham made 10 three-pointers and scored 33 points to power the Charlotte Hornets past the Golden State Warriors 106-91 and spoil D’Angelo Russell’s return to the court after missing the past nine games with a right thumb sprain.
Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Pacers scored a 107-100 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn defeated Atlanta 130-110 and the Bulls hung on for a 106-99 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies.