NBA Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, November 27th
(All times Eastern)
Chicago Bulls (6-7) at Detroit Pistons (6-8), 7:30 p.m.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bulls will try again for a win on their
current road trip when they visit the Detroit Pistons Monday night.
The Bulls fell to 0-4 on their six-game trek following Monday's 89-83 overtime
loss at Utah. Carlos Boozer had a game-high 26 points with 16 rebounds and
Luol Deng chipped in a double-double, scoring 24 points with 10 boards.
"We struggled to score early," said Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau. "We
fought to get out of the hole. We were in position to win down the stretch and
didn't get it done."
Chicago is playing without star guard Derrick Rose (knee) and will also visit
Cleveland on this current jaunt.
The Bulls are 1-7 as the guest this season.
Detroit will continue its four-game homestand and has won two in a row since
losing two straight.
The Pistons opened their homestand with Monday's 113-94 victory over the
struggling Milwaukee Bucks, as Brandon Jennings registered 15 points and 13
assists and Greg Monroe added 16 points and six rebounds.
Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points off the bench and Andre Drummond added 12
points and eight rebounds for the Pistons.
"Right now, the East is really shaky. So if we can win the next two games, we
can be the third team in the East the way it's shaping up right now," Jennings
said. "That's where my head is at and hopefully, that's where everybody else's
head is at."
Detroit still has the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers to play on its
The Bulls took three of four meetings with Detroit a season ago and have won
23 of the previous 26 matchups between the teams. The Bulls are 10-3 in the
last 13 games at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
11/27 10:28:59 ET