Det 23 24 21 14 82
Chi 14 24 19 28 85
Date of game: 1/23/2013

Recap: Chicago vs. Detroit

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jimmy Butler led six Chicago players in double- figures with 18 points to help the Bulls edge the Detroit Pistons, 85-82, on Wednesday.

Butler also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists for the Bulls, who have won five of their last six.

Carlos Boozer scored 16 points, Taj Gibson scored 14, and Nate Robinson and Richard Hamilton each added 11 points in the triumph. Joakim Noah scored 10 points and pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds for Chicago.

Brandon Knight scored 13 points to go with seven assists, Kyle Singler scored 12 points, and Tayshaun Prince and Rodney Stuckey finished with 11 points apiece for the Pistons, who had won two in a row entering the contest.

The Bulls trailed, 70-60, following Singler's layup just over one minute into the fourth quarter, but Robinson scored nine straight points to make it 70-69 nearly two minutes later.

"Nate came in and brought that fire," Noah said of Robinson.

A 10-3 burst, capped with a Butler jumper, put Chicago ahead 79-73 with 4:22 left, but Detroit would score seven straight points to regain the lead with just over two minutes to go.

Butler followed with a triple to give the Bulls an 82-80 edge 16 seconds later, but Jason Maxiell tied the game at 82-82 with 29.4 ticks showing.

Marco Belinelli's three-point play with 7.5 seconds left pushed the lead to 85-82, and Prince and Stuckey each missed a three-point try in the final seconds.

"We just have to play with more discipline and poise down the stretch," Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank said.

The Pistons opened the game on a 12-2 run and took a 23-14 lead after the first 12 minutes.

Detroit pushed its spread to 39-29 with just over four minutes left in the first half before the Bulls were able cut it to 39-35 2 1/2 minutes later.

The Pistons, though, closed the second quarter on an 8-3 swing to take a 47-38 lead into the break.

Detroit outscored Chicago, 21-19, in the third to take a 68-57 lead into the final frame.

Game Notes

The Bulls shot 55.6 percent (10-for-18) from the floor in the fourth quarter and held the Pistons to just 28.6 percent (6-for-21) shooting in the period ... Detroit outscored Chicago, 44-30, in the paint.

Dorm Report: West Virginia goes wild, not so wonderful

There was quite a bit of hitting on the field at Milan Puskar Stadium last weekend, but almost as much action took place in the streets just outside in the hours following West Virginia's upset of visiting Baylor.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Extra Points: Manning is all business

Peyton Manning is revered by millions of NFL fans but those same enthusiasts who worship at the altar of perhaps the greatest quarterback in league history probably wouldn't want to invite him to their next party.

Maddon leaving Rays after 9 seasons

Joe Maddon ended his tenure as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays after nine seasons by exercising an opt-out clause in his contract, the team said Friday.

Varlamov to play on Friday

Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said that goaltender Semyon Varlamov will start Friday's home game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.