Chicago visits Detroit, looks to break road slide

March 8, 2022 GMT

Chicago Bulls (39-26, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (18-47, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago will aim to stop its three-game road slide when the Bulls face Detroit.

The Pistons have gone 14-25 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit ranks last in the Eastern Conference averaging just 103.5 points per game.

The Bulls are 7-4 against the rest of their division. Chicago is fourth in the Eastern Conference scoring 112.4 points per game and is shooting 48.4%.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Bulls won 133-87 in the last meeting on Jan. 12. Nikola Vucevic led the Bulls with 22 points, and Josh Jackson led the Pistons with 16 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is averaging 16.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 18.9 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 46.0% over the last 10 games for Detroit.


DeMar DeRozan is shooting 50.9% and averaging 28.0 points for the Bulls. Coby White is averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 6-4, averaging 110.7 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.5 points per game.

Bulls: 5-5, averaging 114.8 points, 44.2 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Frank Jackson: out (back), Isaiah Stewart: day to day (knee), Hamidou Diallo: out (illness).

Bulls: Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Alex Caruso: out (wrist), Nikola Vucevic: out (hamstring), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.