The Chicago Bulls ended a four game slide on Wednesday night as they defeated the Detroit Pistons by a score of 99-79.
After losing start point guard, Derrick Rose, for the rest of the season due to a meniscus tear in his right knee, who knew when this losing streak was going to end. Being without Rose for a second straight season is a giant blow to the Bulls and to the NBA. After loses to Denver, Portland, the LA Clippers, and Utah, the Bulls finally got back in the win column.
Luol Deng stepped up for the Bulls big time, he totaled 27 points and 6 rebounds for the 7-7 Bulls. Taj Gibson had one of his best games this year with 23 points and 8 rebounds on 11-13 shooting from the field. The Bulls also got 13 points from rookie Tony Snell, Joakim Noah, and Kirk Hinrich. If Snell can give that kind of production for a Bulls team that is pretty shorthanded, that would be a huge boost to this teams confidence.
The Bulls were able to hold the Pistons to 44% shooting compared to their 53%. The Pistons had just three guys in double figures for the night. Josh Smith led the team with 13 points and Brandon Jennings chipped in 12.
This game was the fifth game on the six game road trip the Bulls are currently on. Their record right now is a pretty disappointing 1-4, but considering what this team has gone through this past week, getting a win on Wednesday night was big.
Chicago will now wait a couple of days before wrapping up their road trip in Cleveland. They will face off against the Cavaliers on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Tip-off for the game against the Cavs is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT.