Pistons heads to Chicago for showdown with play-in bound Bulls


Detroit Pistons (17-64, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (39-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT


The Detroit Pistons visit Nikola Vucevic and the Chicago Bulls in Eastern Conference play Sunday.

The Bulls are 6-9 against the rest of their division. Chicago is 23-27 against opponents over .500.

The Pistons are 8-43 against conference opponents. Detroit has a 2-8 record in one-possession games.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Bulls won the last matchup 117-115 on March 2, with Zach LaVine scoring 41 points in the victory.


Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Bulls. Coby White is averaging 15 points and 5.8 assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Killian Hayes is averaging 10.1 points and 6.2 assists for the Pistons. Jaden Ivey is averaging 21.8 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 44.3% over the last 10 games for Detroit.


Bulls: 5-5, averaging 111.6 points, 39.5 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points per game.

Pistons: 1-9, averaging 107.9 points, 39.1 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 5.9 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.7 points.


Bulls: Justin Lewis: out for season (knee), Zach LaVine: out (rest), Patrick Beverley: out (rest), DeMar DeRozan: out (rest), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).

Pistons: Isaiah Stewart: out (shoulder), Eugene Omoruyi: day to day (ankle), Isaiah Livers: day to day (ankle), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin), Alec Burks: out (foot), Hamidou Diallo: out (ankle), Rodney McGruder: out (foot), Bojan Bogdanovic: out (achilles).


Author: The Associated Press

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