The Chicago Bulls got a much-needed win tonight as they steamrolled the Detroit Pistons in the second half en route to a 99-79 victory. After trailing by two at halftime, the Bulls locked down in the second half, holding Detroit to just 26 points in the second half.
Luol Deng led all scorers with 27 points on 11/17 shooting, adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists in his 41 minutes of floor time, while Taj Gibson scored a career-high 23 on 11/13 from the field in just 27 minutes. Rookie Tony Snell made his second consecutive start with Jimmy Butler injured and tallied 13 points on 5/9 from the field, including 3/5 from downtown.
For the Pistons, Rodney Stuckey scored 25 points off the bench, but was held scoreless over his final 5 minutes of floor time as the Bulls went on a 19-0 run over 6 minutes in the fourth quarter to ice the game.
The Bulls have two days off before traveling to Ohio to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.