Pre-Gamin': Pistons at Bulls (7:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to What For

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Pre-Gamin’: Pistons at Bulls (7:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to What For

Chicago Bulls

With the Cavaliers on the schedule less than 24 hours from now, a win against this nine-win (and depleted) Pistons team feels necessary.

Game Info

Detroit Pistons (9-28) at Chicago Bulls (14-19) vs – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Alex Caruso
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Alex Caruso PROBABLE (concussion), Javonte Green PROBABLE (knee), Patrick Williams PROBABLE (clavicle), Coby White QUESTIONABLE (knee), Derrick Jones Jr. QUESTIONABLE (ankle)

Detroit Pistons

1. Jaden Ivey
2. Alec Burks
3. Bojan Bogdanovic
4. Isaiah Stewart
5. Jalen Duren

Injury Report: Cade Cunningham OUT (shin), Killian Hayes OUT (suspension), Hamidou Diallo OUT (suspension), Isaiah Livers OUT (sprain), Marvin Bagley III QUESTIONABLE (illness)

What to Watch For …

  • Detroit averages the third-worst field goal percentage in the league and the 6th-fewest points per game. As talented as this young group is, there just isn’t much shot creation to worry about, especially with Cade Cunningham off the floor. Instead, the Pistons put a lot of pressure on the paint and average the 8th-most drives per game. This also leads to the team shooting the most free throw attempts per game. Let’s hope the Bulls’ defense can keep their mitts to themselves.
  • The Pistons also happen to have the second-worst defense in the NBA and allow opponents to score roughly 118 points a night. For a Bulls offense that has ranked top-10 over the past 11 games or so, that should be good news.
  • More in here …

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.