Detroit 96, Chicago 101

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 1, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #34 Marc Davis, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 22076

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 31 27 22 21 101
Detroit 21 26 25 24 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 55-20 32-5 23-15 W2
Detroit 26-49 19-19 7-30 L2

Recap


Derrick Rose scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half as the Chicago Bulls held on for a 101-96 win over the host Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Carlos Boozer added 22 points and eight rebounds and equaled a season high with seven assists for the Bulls (55-20), who overcame a late Pistons charge to record their 21st win in the past 25 games.

The victory puts Chicago 2 1/2 games up on the Miami Heat and three games ahead of the Boston Celtics for top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Heat routed Minnesota 111-92 while the Celtics dropped an 88-83 decision to Atlanta.

Rose's sensational first half, which included four steals, put the Bulls up 58-47 at the break. The lead remained at or near double digits until late in the fourth quarter, when Detroit struck back.

Tayshaun Prince hit a 16-foot jumper to cut the deficit to six, and Will Bynum's layup a minute later made it a three-point game. Boozer answered with a three-point play and Detroit got no closer than three points the rest of the way.

Richard Hamilton had a game-high 30 points for the Pistons (26-49).

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Detroit
Derrick Rose 27 Scoring Richard Hamilton 30
Carlos Boozer 7 Assists Tayshaun Prince 6
Carlos Boozer 8 Rebounds Greg Monroe 9
Derrick Rose 8 Free Throws Made Richard Hamilton 11
Derrick Rose 4 Steals Will Bynum 3
Kurt Thomas 2 Blocks Austin Daye 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 101 51.4 6-19 19-26 28 32 4 14 16
Detroit 96 52.0 3-9 15-21 21 37 3 9 20

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Pistons have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .367 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Bulls have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .762 after a loss.
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