NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, January 19th (All times eastern)
Detroit Pistons (29-11) at Chicago Bulls (15-23), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls continue their rivalry tonight, as the teams battle at the United Center.
This is the third of four meetings between the clubs. Chicago is 2-0 against the Bulls this season, and has won four in a row in the series.
Detroit is scheduled to host the Bulls on March 9th at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Pistons begin a three-game road trip against Chicago. On Friday, Kevin Martin came off the bench to score a team-high 24 points as the Sacramento Kings held off Detroit, 100-93, at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Chauncey Billups scored 28 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out 10 assists for Detroit, which lost for the second time in the last three games. Richard Hamilton ended with 24 points, while Antonio McDyess scored 14 and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Detroit is scheduled to visit the Orlando Magic on Monday at Amway Arena and the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at the Wachovia Center. The Pistons are 15-7 on the road this season.
Chicago wraps up a short two-game homestand. On Friday, Baron Davis tied a career-high with 40 points, as the Warriors defeated the Bulls, 119-111, at the United Center.
Ben Gordon finished with 29 points for the Bulls, who have dropped six of their last 10 games overall. Andres Nocioni contributed 28 points and pulled down six rebounds.
The Bulls will visit Pau Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday at the FedExForum. Chicago is 7-11 on the road this season.
01/19 10:37:45 ET