For the second time this season, the Bulls will go up against former Bull Ben Gordon and his Detroit Pistons. The Bulls won the first game at the United Center, and will look to hand Detroit their ninth straight loss. Something that has not happened since 1993.
Derrick Rose had a brilliant game against the Indiana Pacers, as he scored 28 points, pulled down 5 rebounds and handed out 6 assists. Rose also had eight free throw attempts. The downside was the six turnovers, something that has become a problem for the point guard this season.
The Pistons have a strong cast of role players, but have yet to get their chemistry on track. Former Bull Ben Wallace has regained some of the strenghts that turned him into a four-time defensive player of the year, as he's currently averaging 9.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1 block in 30 minutes of play a night. Rookie forward Jonas Jerebko has been a pleasent surprise for the Pistons, as he's brought with him great energy and a strong defensive presence.
Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas is averaging 14.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks since his return two games ago against New Orleans. The athletic Thomas has slowed down his game, and seems to have developed a more patient nature that has helped him around the basket, in terms of closing out his opponents.
Joakim Noah has five rebounds against the Pacers, which was his lowest total this season. Noah had not grabbed less than seven rebounds in any game prior to Tuesday. This is yet another sign of the consistency Noah has developed over the summer, and the center have been a bright spot for the Bulls this season.
Luol Deng, averaging 18.1 on the year, has seen a total of just 23 shots the last two games. The 6'9 forward is bothered by a thumb injury, which has limited his offensive game.
Still no official news on the Vinny Del Negro front, but the Bulls are working the phones according to Adrian Wojnarowski.