Chicago (25-45) at Detroit (43-25)

Partly Cloudy Currently: Auburn Hills, MI
Temp: 75° F
  • Game info: 6:00 pm EST Sun Mar 23, 2003
  • TV: FSCH, WKBD
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AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN (TICKER) —The Detroit Pistons try to remain perfect against the Chicago Bulls this season when they commence a four-game homestand on Sunday at The Palace.

The Pistons beat the Bulls twice in Chicago earlier this season, 86-76 on December 12 and 89-79 on February 11.

Detroit lost its final contest here against Chicago last season but has won eight of the last 10 encounters at The Palace against the Bulls.

The Pistons, who have a 1 1/2-game lead over New Jersey for the best record in the Eastern Conference, play nine of their final 14 games at home, including seven of their next eight.

Detroit had won six of seven following its season-high seven-game losing streak before losing at New York on Friday, 97-93.

Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and Ben Wallace grabbed 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who led by four at the half but were outscored, 25-14, in the third quarter and did not catch up in the final 12 minutes.

The Bulls, who have won back-to-back games, defeated the Knicks at home on Saturday, 100-98.

Eddy Curry scored a career-high 30 points and Jamal Crawford added 22, 10 assists and nine rebounds for Chicago, which lost forward Donyell Marshall to bruised ribs five minutes into the contest. He did not return.

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