There are two Pistons teams. There is the one when Rodney Stuckey is on, and there is the one when he is off. There is the Pistons team when Stuckey is in the lineup, and there is the Pistons team when he sits the bench with an injury.

The Pistons got the bad Stuckey on Friday night and dropped a 113-97 decision to the Milwaukee Bucks at The Palace.

The Pistons' plan each night is to attack the basket. No one does it better on the team than Stuckey. The Pistons are not great with or without him but the numbers still are significant. They are 20-29 with Stuckey in the lineup, and 2-8 without him — and one of the wins in which he didn't play was against Charlotte (7-50), which is doing everything it can to win the Anthony Davis sweepstakes in the NBA draft.

"Rodney is our best attacker," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "When you are playing high level teams they are going to game plan for Rodney. He might have a low scoring game but you can't always measure the barometer in scoring. His ability to get into the lane and attack opens things up for teammates."

Stuckey has enjoyed big nights for the Pistons, and when he is on a roll the team is usually on a roll. In Pistons victories, he is averaging 18.9 points and 3.2 assists, and shooting 50 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from 3-point range. The numbers are drastically different in losses. Stuckey is averaging just 13.3 points and 2.4 assists, while shooting 38.5 percent from the field and 29.3 percent on 3-pointers.