Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons, 7:00 PM CSN-Chicago

In 2004, the Bulls used their third overall pick in the draft to select Ben Gordon from Connecticut. Fast forward to 2009, and Ben Gordon has become the Bulls' all-time leading three-point shooter and scored a total of 7,372 points. His 18.6 point average is still the highest scoring average from anyone in the entire 2004 Draft class. In July, Gordon signed with the Detroit Pistons and tonight will be the first time he's ever played a game against the Chicago Bulls. If he plays. Gordon suffers from an ankle injury, and will likely be a game-time decision.

The Bulls could have used what Gordon offers this season. In the midst of a five-game losing streak, the Bulls have been outscored by a combined 79 points. An average of 15.8 points a night. Luckily for the Bulls, second-year man Derrick seemed to wake up in the second half of the game at Milwaukee on Monday.

Rose scored 17 of his 19 in the second half, and led the Bulls on a comeback that concluded with Rose creating a wide-open shot for center Brad Miller, who missed the shot. Rose, still bothered by his injury, has scored 20 points a game over the last five games, and that on 50% from the floor. This will be the Bulls' first home game since November 14th, where they beat Philadelphia.

Bulls center Joakim Noah has been solid this year, but believes he needs to play better defensively:


"I have to do a better job of guarding
my player," Noah said after the game. "I feel like the bigs are getting
their way offensively against us. We've just got to find a way to do a
better job. My post defense is suspect right now."

The good news for Noah is Detroit has few big bodies to present to the Bulls. Ben Wallace has found his old touch, but is hardly an offensive enforcer. Kwame Brown, drafted first in 2001 and to many is considered the greatest bust in NBA history, also struggles offensively. The Pistons signed forward Charlie Villanueva, but the former Buck spends most of his time on the perimeter.

Forward Luol Deng continues to rebound the basketball stronger than ever before, and currently is sporting a 8.5 average. Deng adds 18.3 points a night and has been stellar on defense since the very beginning of the season. Tonight, he'll try to limit the impact of energetic rookie forward Jonas Jerebko. The 2nd round pick out of Sweden has displayed willingness to hustle and rebound the basketball.

Chicago guard Kirk Hinrich will be out 1-2 weeks with a thumb injury, and in his place, the Bulls will use Jannero Pargo. The Bulls are still without starting power forward Tyrus Thomas, and have depth issues up front as well as in the back-court.  

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  • My mortal enemy returns Ben Wallace. I hope Noah eats him alive. People keep talking about how he has been playing well this season so far but what do you expect because he did take four years off. If Ben Gordon plays I hope Bulls fans cheer him in pre-game. I know I will however come game time I want him to be booed lol. If James Johnson does not play tonight atleast 8 minutes I will be calling for Vinnys head, Paxsons head, Gars head. There is no reason for Lindsey hunter seeing any court time with guys like Bynum and Stuckey out there who will run him to the basket each and every possession.

  • I dont want to see negative but Dumars is not looking so good so far with his nearly 90 million spent on Charlie whatever and Ben Gordon.

  • You think with Hinrich and TT out, that we would find minutes to play JJ but we dont. Its shocking in soo many ways. But im more suprised is that we dont play Gray either and hat we found a way to play Hunter in 22 minutes on mon. Makes no sense to me.

  • Gray still needs to get in game shape. As for Hunter its unaccetable to see him get time. I had Knicks fans calling my cell asking me who was the fat guy running the 2-guard alongside Rose. I was like um yea um Lindsey Hunter/Mo Vaughn.

  • Noah is more effective with a Big guy alongside him.

  • I am pretty sure thats not Gray.

  • Gray used to be very effective in certain machups and I think he could be a factor against DET's relativly small bigs.

  • detroit and chi = IRREVELENT!!!! RELEVANT IVERSON OFFICIALLY A PHILA 76ER, I MEAN GET REAL NOW 76ERS LOOKING AT A 5TH -6TH PLAYOFF SEED W/IVERSON, DETROIT AND BULLS WONT EVEN MAKE THE PLATOFFS ,CORRECTION BULLS MIGHT AND I SAY MIGHT MAKE THE 8TH SEED!!! IVERSONS DEBUT MONDAY AGAINST DENVER NUGGETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    The same Allen Iverson who quit on you guys three years ago? the same Allen Iverson who is 34? Philly will make the playoffs with guys like Willie Green and Samuel Dalembert? hahaha your funny.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    i ya thinks thats funny how about cubs not winning a world series since 1908 now that hilarious 1908 hahahahahahaha lol hahahahahahha 1908 hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha lol 1908

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Brad Miller loves hunting right? I would love to go hunting with him because he would be off our roster with me claiming it was an accident.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Noah with an ugly jumper, not as ugly as Dengs tonigh though.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Nice hustle by Deng leads to a Salmons 3 to put us up by 10 again.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    and Deng forgot.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Salmons with the steal.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    I liked that possesion by Rose, he missed the layup but he attacked and Brad got the board and put it in.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    update #3 VILLANOVA WINS ANOTHER 19 POINT VICTORY

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Kwame poked it away from Miller and he is to old to try and get it before Bynum.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    I herd the boos after that made 3 doug.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Deng with another clank.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    NO WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Alley oop and 1 brad to Derrick.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    did stacy say Kwame couldnt score in an empty gym with a ladder lmao

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Rose is back baby.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    OMG Toronto is horrid. 146 points given up wow. I guess thats what happens when you have all forign guys who cant play a lick of D on your team.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    ANYBODY ELSE OUT THERE BELIEVE MY #3 VILLANOVA WILCATS WOULD BEAT THE BULLS 7-10 GAMES VERY EASILY???????? MAKE THAT #3 UNDEFEATED VILLANOVA WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    The united center seems like the most boring place on earth. Fans dont cheer or boo or anything. BG on his first shot attempt i swear I though i herd crickets.

  • When I said that, Gray wasn't on my mind. If anybody is, I'll have to say Demarcus Cousins or Renardo Sidney - some player with their skill-set.

  • The 76er's are the very definition of irrelevant.

    We can lend you some banners if you'd like to see what those look like...

    Move along Sally.

  • Doug and all have gotten popular, they are even attracting random Sixers fans. It's kinda weird to come on a Bulls blog and talk about the Bulls being irrelevant, what was the point of that? Good luck to you I suppose though.

  • When your bench consists of Brad Miller, Lindsay Hunter, and Jannero Pargo your not going to look pretty getting any win. BTW did anyone else hear Funk say that he thought Gibson was the Bulls best on ball and off ball defender? He should of been fired on the spot for that one

  • also boy do the bulls style of basketball bore me.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    It's not boring, but painful to watch a bench of Hunter, Miller and Pargo. There more favorable to watch if Salmons could put together two good games in row like tonight

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    det-chi IRREVELANT
    76ERS UPDATE 76ERS 55 OK THUNDER 54
    IVERSON DEBUTES ON MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    PHILLIES SIGNED BRIAN SCHNYDER TO BACK UP RUIZ NICE SIGNING!!

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    oh god. First I am a Mets fan and enjoy Brian SCHNEIDER, he stinks. Second sixers are horrid and enjoy old ass Iverson. 76ers havent been relevant since Dr. J.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Dengs jumper is horrid tonight.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    Doug how can you not hear the silence? BW fouls Noah and no cheers nothing.

  • Were is Dumars 40 million dollar baldy? Great deal Joe.

  • hey its ski cap night, i want it. I went to the Knicks game yesterday and no give aways.

  • he wasnt ready to come back, i bet he misses the next game. Rookie coach made a mistake in giving into BGs demands of playing.

  • Can you please go away.

  • Lindsay play is a thing of beauty.

  • THE ONLY ROSE EVER WORTH MEONTONING IS 1980 PHILLIES WS CHAMPION,PETE ROSE!!!! CUBS WOULD NO NOTHING ABOUT WS EXCEPT WS OF POKER LOL

  • I guess I am done posting, Doug left and phillieshomo is on here.

  • I like Jonas Jerebko, he is a nice hustle player.

  • Taj played better than Bosh did in 15 minutes lol.

  • Hey Dough
    Mark doesnt write for chicago now anymore?

  • I THOUGHT YOU WERE LOGGIN OFF I GUESS YOU MEANT YOU WERE A JERK OFF MAKES SENSE , DOUGIE BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 50 cent is lucky he didnt try and foul Rose hard.

  • UPDATE AND NOT A GOOD ONE, 76ERS LOSE BUT DONT FORGET IVERSON DEBUTES ON MONDAY DIFFERENT RESULTS STARTING THEN!!!!!! 76ERS WILL MAKE PLAYOFFS BOOK IT!!!!

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    Philly remember when Iverson quit on our team?

  • In reply to Dpauley23:

    funny how we forget how iverson willed his team 2 the finals in 2001 by the way what what bulls record during the whole iverson era atleast 400 games under 500 wow thats impressive i guess you do hate iverson,

  • In reply to Dpauley23:

    you guys sure pick on brad alot i think he is good remember him on kings, if you have a problem w/him trade him 2 my 76ers for dalembert

  • In reply to Dpauley23:

    I rather have a 90 yr old Brad Miller than a 27 yr old samuel Dalembert who is still owed 2 yrs 20 mil. Guy is hot garbage.

  • In reply to Dpauley23:

    So Doug, do you think the fact that Vinny is constantly giving it to Vinny's wife on a nightly basis will keep him on the bench all year or just for now?

  • In reply to 1096ballenf:

    I meant JJ giving it to vinnys wife.lol

  • In reply to Dpauley23:

    Tyrus used to do her but he threw his leftovers to James to set him up.

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    If Brad doesnt hit those free throws i will be pissed.

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    Gordon could barley run after that ball.

  • In reply to rodneyrhea1:

    boo Noah and Rose and Meyers for going over to BG lmao.

  • Noah to brad for the lay in. Thats game folks. Hey Philly fan you guys lost to the Thunder just to let you know.

  • Rose coast to coast baby.

  • This is the longest minute in bulls basketball history.

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