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Wednesday, March 8th (All times eastern)

Chicago Bulls (27-33) at Detroit Pistons (48-11), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Detroit Pistons have won 12 straight at home and will welcome the Chicago Bulls tonight to The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Detroit, which just finished 2-2 on its four-game road trip, is the top team in the Eastern Conference and will have the comfort of home for Wednesday.

The Pistons are an amazing 26-2 at home this season and haven't ripped off 13 straight wins since their championship run in 1990.

In their last game on Saturday, the Pistons sustained a 105-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Chauncey Billups had 24 points and 10 assists and Richard Hamilton finished with 20 points for the Pistons, who have dropped two of three.

But now Detroit can beat up on the Bulls, who have lost all three meetings versus the Pistons this season. Detroit has won four in a row against the Bulls and 14 of the last 16 meetings.

Chicago, which has lost five of seven in Detroit, is coming off Tuesday's 95-87 win over the New Jersey Nets. Andres Nocioni scored a career-high 24 points as Chicago posted its second win in three tries.

Chicago has won just three of its last 10 road games and is 13-17 as the guest in 2005-06.

On a disappointing note for the Bulls, leading scorer Ben Gordon, who scored just five points against the Nets, has just six points in his last two games at Detroit.

03/08 11:01:10 ET


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