Chicago and Detroit meet in conference matchup


Detroit Pistons (32-31, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-47, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Chicago and Detroit face off at the United Center.

The Bulls have gone 14-28 against Eastern Conference teams. Chicago is 7-8 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Pistons are 6-5 in division games. Detroit is 11-16 in games decided by 10 points or more. In their last meeting on Nov. 30, the Pistons won 107-88. Blake Griffin scored a team-high 20 points for Detroit in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Zach LaVine has averaged 23.8 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Bulls. Kris Dunn has averaged 3.8 assists and 6 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Wayne Ellington leads the Pistons averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers while scoring 10.2 points per game and shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc. Andre Drummond has averaged 16.4 rebounds and added 21.5 points per game over the last 10 games for Detroit.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 8-2, averaging 117.3 points, 44.7 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting.

Bulls: 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 46.2 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting.

Bulls Injuries: Wendell Carter Jr.: out (left thumb), Denzel Valentine: out for season (ankle), Chandler Hutchison: out (right toe fracture).

Pistons Injuries: Luke Kennard: day to day (foot), Zaza Pachulia: day to day (achilles).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.


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