Chicago Bulls 113 Detroit Pistons 82

Posted: December 20, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in basketball, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized
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After suffering back to back blow out losses last week the Chicago Bulls turned the tables last night and got a 31 point blow out win. The Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons Monday night 113-82. The Bulls got back over .500 with the win at 14-13. The Pistons fell to 14-16 with the loss.

Chicago got off to a fast start scoring the first 8 points of the game. The Bulls then scored 6 of the next 8 points scored in the game. The Bulls had their biggest lead of the quarter at 16 points after a Nikola Mirotic basket with 1:15 left in the quarter. The teams traded buckets to end the quarter; so the Bulls had there 16 point lead back at 35-19 after one quarter.

The 2nd quarter started just like the opening quarter did, but this time the Bulls scored the first 10 points of the quarter. The Pistons actually went on a 7-0 run after that, but that just cut the Bulls lead to 19 points. After that run the Pistons managed just 8 more points in the quarter and the Bulls really pulled away going into halftime with a 35 point lead 69-34.

With the game well in hand the teams played a very even 3rd quarter that saw the Pistons outscore the Bulls 29 to 28 in the quarter. Neither team put together a run of more than 3 points in the quarter and the Bulls went into the 4th quarter with a 34 point lead at 97 to 63.

The 4th quarter was a very low scoring, but even quarter. The Pistons did outscore the Bulls again in the 4th quarter, but just by 3 points 19 to 16. The Bulls starters spent the entire 4th quarter on the bench as they cruised to a 113 to 82 victory.

Jimmy Butler was the Bulls and the games high scorer with 19 points. Taj Gibson had 16 points. Robin Lopez had 14 points while Dwayne Wade scored 13 points. Rajon Rondo scored 10 points and also grabbed a game high 14 rebounds and handed out a game high 8 assists. Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic came off the Bulls bench to each score 13 points.

Jon Leuer was one of two Pistons to score in double figures coming off the bench to lead the team with 16 points. Tobias Harris just reached double figures with 10 points. Leuer was also Detroit’s leading rebounder with 5 while Ish Smith led the team with 7 assists.

The Bulls get a day off and then they’ll host the 12-15 Washington Wizards Wednesday night. Detroit also gets a day off and they get to head home as they’ll host the 18-11 Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

 

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