In another NBA game starting the 2nd half of the 2014-15 season we had the privilege of seeing the 34-21 Chicago Bulls playing the 22-33 Pistons of Detroit in game 2 of game 4, at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan and the game tipped off at 7:30 PM ET on Friday the 20th of Feb. 2015.
The scoring in this game was a back and forth as the Bulls led at the end of the 1st quarter as the Bulls score 23 points and the Pistons scored 22. In the 2nd quarter the Bulls scored 30 points while the Pistons only manage 23, thus the game went to half-time with Chicago 53 and Detroit 45. In the 2nd half and the 3rd quarter the Bull scoring decreased, and they only scored 15 points, while the Piston picked up the momentum and scored 32 points and the 3rd quarter ended with the Bulls 68 and the Pistons 77. In the 4th and final quarter the Bulls and the Pistons both managed to score 23 points in the game, but for the bull that was too little, too late as the lost the game with the final score Detroit 100 Chicago 91.
The leading scorers for the Bulls of Chicago in this game on Friday were; Guard-Butler with 30 points and 5 rebounds and 5 assists, forward-Gibson with 15 points off the bench with 9 rebounds and 2 assists, forward-Gasol with 12 points 8 rebounds and 2 assists, center-Noah with 10 points 14 rebounds and 4 assists and guard-Rose with 8 points 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
For the Pistons of Detroit their leading scorers in this win were: Forward-Monroe with 20 points 6 rebounds and 2 assists, also forward-Butler with 20 points 4 rebounds and 3 assists, center-Drummond with 18 points 20 rebounds and 1 assist, guard-Dinwiddie with 12 points 3 rebounds and 9 assists and guard-Caldwell-Pope with 12 points 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
Detroit had reserve guard Dinwiddie who on Thursday was preparing to play again in the D-league his fate changed, as the Pistons making some trades wound up short at the guard position, thus the rookie Dinwiddie was put into the lineup alongside veteran guard Rose, and he actually outplayed Rose in this victory over the Bulls with his 12 points and some 9 assists, while veteran Rose only managed 8 points and 2 assists.
In this game the Pistons only had 10 players who were on the lineup for the game, as the traded players who came to Detroit in the trade did not get clearance to play in this game.
In the 4th quarter of this game the Bulls appeared to take advantage of the Piston shortage with bench players and score 1st in the 4th with 6 points to decrease their deficit to 77-74, but that change quickly as the Piston’s coach Van Gundy went back on the floor with his patched up lineup and Detroit and their defense was able to maintain their lead and win the game, mostly from the foul line.
If you Bet on NBA at an Online sportbook and are a Bull or Pistons fans, the Bulls next play at home against the Suns, while the Pistons play at home against the Wizards.