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Game 18 Preview: Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons

How much can one win change the short-term course of a team? That’s the answer the Bulls will provide as they tackle the Detroit Pistons two days after taking down the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. The victory Thursday night was the kind of grinding, bruising and emotional win the Bulls sorely needed having had […]

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The streak is over: Pistons 99, Bulls 85

Tom Thibodeau has made the phrase “we have more than enough to win” famous over his three seasons as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. In fact, it has become a much-needed rallying cry for his players. The ones healthy enough to actually play at any rate. As Jimmy Butler has said more than once, […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 95, Pistons 94

One day after a gut-wrenching come-from-ahead loss in Dallas, the Bulls flipped the script and pulled out a come-from-behind home win over the Pistons. Of course, the quality of competition was a bit different, given that the Mavericks are making a surge for the playoffs. All the Pistons (24-50) have to look forward to is  the […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 85, Pistons 82

The Good: The Bulls outscored the Pistons 28-14 in the fourth quarter to cap a comeback win after trailing by as many as 17 points. This victory — combined with Indiana’s loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland — moved the Bulls (25-16) back into first place in the Central Division. The Bad: The home […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 108, Pistons 104

Reason to Rejoice: Joakim Noah went into full-on Beast Mode against the Pistons. The line: 30 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Noah was efficient both from the field (12-for-19) and the free throw line (6-for-7). It was flat-out video game-like. He did everything except hit a three. And if […]

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Closer to Homecourt: Bulls 101, Pistons 96

Going in, I felt like this game was the worst sort of trap. First, with one more loss, the Pistons would be officially eliminated from the playoffs. Sure, we all knew that was a foregone conclusion, and they did, too. Still, teams tend to bring it in elimination games. Second, Dennis Rodman had his jersey […]

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Bulls-Pistons Preview

Detroit Pistons Status Check: Record: 26-48 Division: 6-7 Conference: 18-26 Home Record: 19-18 Last 10 Games: 3-7 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: Lost 111-101 to Indiana PPG: 96.2 (24th) Opponents PPG: 100.2 (16th) Offensive Rating: 107.1 (16th) Defensive Rating: 111.6 (28th) Pace: 88.8 (28th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .492 (20th) Turnover Percentage: .124 (3rd) Defensive […]

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