A dispirited group of Milwaukee Bucks opened a three-game home stand on a sour note Saturday night.

Charlie Villanueva's straight-on three-pointer with 9.7 seconds left broke a tie and lifted the Detroit Pistons to a 105-100 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

But the Bucks' team chemistry definitely was out of whack as Milwaukee (25-24) lost its third in a row and for the fifth time in the last six games.

Suddenly all those good vibes from a few weeks ago, when interim coach Jim Boylan replaced Scott Skiles, are fading fast. The Bucks got off to an 8-3 start under Boylan but the loss to the Pistons dropped them to 9-8 since he took charge.

Brandon Jennings finished with a game-high 26 points but needed 27 shots to do it, while backcourt mate Monta Ellis took just nine shots in 38 minutes. Ellis finished with eight points and three turnovers.

Asked about the shot discrepancy, Boylan said, "I don't know. You'd have to ask Monta that."

Pressed on what he wanted to see out of Ellis, Boylan said, "I want him to play his game. Whatever his game is, I want him to play it."