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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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Game 37 Recap: Bulls 95, Pistons 82

I have to admit, watching the Pistons — a hapless 12-win team with only three road victories on the season — build a 12-point halftime lead in the United Center was a little frustrating. I wasn’t the only one who was frustrated. You could see irritation in the face of the normally mild mannered Derrick […]

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Bulls-Pistons Preview

Detroit Pistons Status Check: Record: 12-24 Division: 2-2 Conference: 8-11 Road Record: 3-16 Last game: Won 112-109 vs. Sixers (OT) Last 10 Games: 4-6 PPG: 95.1 (24th) Opponents PPG: 100.1 (18th) Offensive Rating: 104.8 (22nd) Defensive Rating: 110.4 (25th) Pace: 89.1 (29th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .488 (18th) Turnover Percentage: .131 (9th) Defensive Rebound Percentage: .721 (25th) Offensive […]

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Game 2: Bulls 101, Pistons 91

Uh, yeah. About that Derrick Rose guy… …wow, huh? Bulls fans don’t really need to be convinced that Rose is a special player, a real superstar in the making. But last night’s performance — during which he led the Bulls back from a 21-point third quarter deficit — provides some strong validation for all the positive […]

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Pistons-Bulls game preview

Tomorrow night, the Bulls face the Pistons in the United Center. Both teams enter the game 0-1. But whereas the Bulls lost to a young, up-and-coming team with a viable MVP candidate, the Pistons lost to the New Jersey Nets. You know, the ballclub that won only 12 games last season and took its rightful place […]

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Feeling sweepy: Bulls 110, Pistons 103

Last night, the Bulls completed their first season sweep of the Pistons since the first full season of Michael Jordan’s first comeback when the team set an NBA record by winning 72 games. In the process, Chicago pulled to within a half game of the Toronto Raptors — who lost to the Heat in Miami — for the eighth and […]

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Points galore: Bulls 120, Pistons 87

On a night when the Bulls — who have been a notoriously awful scoring team all season — set season-highs in points (120), field goal percentage (57.1) and margin of victory (33), it’s worth asking the question: was the end result a function of the Bulls rising or merely a sign of how far the […]

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Three in a row: Bulls 98, Pistons 87

Wait, wait, wait. Let me try to wrap my head around this craziness: The Bulls — who arrived in Detroit a mere 2-11 on the road and hadn’t won away from home in six long weeks — strolled into the Palace of Auburn Hills, took early command of their game against the Pistons, and built a 20-point fourth quarter […]

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