The Bulls are already without Derrick Rose for the rest of the season, so take anyone else away, and they could be doomed. Well, on Saturday night against the Pistons, they were doomed. Luol Deng missed the game with a sore achilles, and they struggled mightily.
The Pistons have played better of late, and they were looking to move to .500 with a win over Chicago. The game was tied at 47 at the half, but the Pistons turned it on during the third. They outscored Chicago 24-9 in the third quarter, and that showed how badly the Bulls miss Deng and Rose on the offensive end.
Andre Drummond came into the game averaging 21 points and 18 rebounds in his last three games, and he finished with 8 points and 14 rebounds. Josh Smith looked bad again on Saturday, mustering up only seven points on 2 of 11 shooting, and he has been awful this season,
Nonetheless, Detroit moves to 10-10 with a 92-75 win over the Bulls. It looks like the Pistons may have found some things out.