The Pistons host the 13-14 Chicago Bulls tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Bulls, who are currently two games behind the Pistons in the standings, could get trail Detroit by one with a win tonight. If Pistons fans are looking for a bright side after Detroit’s two game slide it’s the fact that Chicago is terrible on the road and has lost their last 4 games away from the United Center.
On the not so good side, Allen Iverson is going to have his hands full guarding the Bulls #1 Draft pick, Rookie Derrick Rose. He’s second on the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game, and leads all rookies with 6.2 assists per game. On the good side for Detroit, Rose is struggling as of late.
Watch out for Ben Gordon – Gordon is averaging 23.0 points over his past six games and averaged 30.0 points on 65.5 percent shooting in his last two games against Detroit in 2007-08. In his last trip to the Palace he made 10-of-12 shots.
Keith Langlois –True Blue Pistons
“The Pistons’ small lineup won’t be in much danger of being overpowered by the Bulls, who lack a dominant post presence and could be without both Drew Gooden (sprained ankle) and Tyrus Thomas (concussion). In Chicago’s win on Saturday over Utah – the Jazz, too, felt the effects of the double-overtime game – the Bulls often went with four perimeter players around second-year 7-footer Aaron Gray, and sometimes with five perimeter players.”
Tip off is at 8:00 P.M. on FSN and WGN for those of you who get it. If you can’t watch the broadcast, tune into 1130 AM The Fan where you can catch our friend Matt Dery with the Pre-Game starting at 7:00. Can’t do either, follow the game on NBA.com.