Bulls Grease Pistons In Detroit

Auburn Hills, Mich.- Chicago continues their hopes for the number one seed beating the Pistons 101-96 Friday night.  Dennis Rodman who played for both Detroit and Chicago was honored during halftime, getting his #10 jersey retired. 

Dennis Rodman thanks Detroit during jersey retirement ceremony Credit: NBA

“It surprises me that my number is getting retired,” said Rodman in a pre-game news conference. “I just feel…I don’t deserve to have my number retired. Because I didn’t do as much as I should have here. I don’t know what to say. Whatever.”

Rodman was choked up during his speech to fans and players, Detroit was choked up after getting the lead down to three points in the fourth only to loose in the final minutes.

It was a close match for most of the game Friday night.  The Bulls biggest lead of the game was 15 points, they started off with good energy and nice shots.  Chicago put up 58 in the first half and held Detroit to 47 points.

Detroit out scored Chicago in the second half but it wasn’t enough, the Bulls were staying right with the Pistons and made all the shots they needed to hold onto the win 101-96.  Derrick Rose lead the team with 27 points and Carlos Boozer contributed with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Chicago is leading the Miami heat by 2.5 games with seven games remaining before the start of the playoffs. 

“We’re not thinking about nobody else but ourselves, to be honest,” Bulls forward Carlos Boozer said. “It sounds selfish, but it’s true. We’ve got to focus on us.  Be playing our best basketball and tighten up our screws on offense and defense and get ready for the playoffs. Each day we’re trying to get better. We’re not worried about other teams in our conference.

Chicago will only focus on their upcoming game against the Toronto Raptors in Chicago Saturday night at WS