Playing on the second end of a back-to-back didn't seem to faze the Chicago Bulls during a 99-83 victory against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace at Auburn Hills on Wednesday. The game was never in jeopardy for Chicago, who improve to 6-1 with the win.
Chicago statistically dominated Detroit across the board. The Bulls shot 40-76 from the field and finished with 31 assists compared to just 18 for the Pistons.
Five Bulls players reached double-figures in scoring. Carlos Boozer was the high scorer for Chicago, finishing with 19 points and seven rebounds. Derrick Rose finished with 17 points and 10 assists, Richard Hamilton scored 14 in his return to Detroit, and Taj Gibson came off the bench to score 12.
Second year center Greg Monroe was fantastic in defeat for the Pistons, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Jonas Jerebko added 13 points for Detroit, who fall to 2-4.
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