Game stream: Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons

Game stream: Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons

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Game stream: Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons

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The Chicago Bulls (1-0) play against the Detroit Pistons (1-1) at Little Caesars Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021

Chicago Bulls 94, Detroit Pistons 88 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds from tonight (under 30% on Y!):
Shallow
Chris Duarte
12-team
Alex Caruso
Desmond Bane
Franz Wagner
Ricky Rubio
Deep
Grant Williams
RJ Hampton
Devin Vassell
Obi Toppin
Furkan Korkmaz
Khem Birch
Romeo Langford
Dalano Banton
Raul Neto
About to record 3 Ball! – 12:42 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie non-starters with 10+ mins on opening night:
Davion Mitchell
Ziaire Williams
Alperen Sengun
Trey Murphy III
Tre Mann
Ayo Dosunmu
Dalano Banton – 12:27 AM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Here are the individual player grades as the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons on the road. lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/chicago-…11:56 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
There’s a different vibe surrounding Zach LaVine. Always confident, there’s an edge-in a good way-to him.
It’s what happens by surrounding an ascending All-Star with talent. It’s still LaVine’s team but in different way.
Column for ⁦@NBCSChicago⁩: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…11:51 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Thoughts on the #Pistons‘ season-opening loss to the #Bulls: bit.ly/3b1tVCI pic.twitter.com/VScWbmT2Tb11:04 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Contract talk will not weigh on Zach LaVine this season, and he showed that on Wednesday, leading the Bulls to a win over the Pistons.
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/10/…10:47 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
The one area where the Bulls’ offense did do okay was getting 15 fast break points. That’s a top-fiveish number.
LaVine is going to be a cheat code if the Bulls are dedicated to pushing. Look at him fly, even with the Pistons having a chance to set their D after a made shot! pic.twitter.com/MX5IWfGJFp10:33 PM
Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
New era of #Bulls basketball.
Zach LaVine after win over Pistons: “This ain’t last year. We’re looking forward now. It’s a whole new team. A whole new mindset. So, I’m excited that we grinded that one out. A win’s a win.” pic.twitter.com/IWbhi3XQeW10:20 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Jerami Grant on LaVine, DeRozan and Vucevic: “Experience is huge, especially in the league. We’re fine; we’re growing from this and throughout the year, we’ll get better as the games go on.” – 10:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Jerami Grant on end 3Q, with 5 turnovers: “Just mental lapses that we had — that’s about it. I think we’re fine. We have to come back and learn from the mistakes we made.” – 10:15 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
With 18 points in nine fourth-quarter minutes, @Philadelphia 76ers @Furkan Korkmaz has a new career high for a single quarter. His previous high was 17 in the opening frame on 2/9/20 vs. Chicago.
h/t @Stathead10:14 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Jerami Grant on decision making: “It is part of the growing process; we do have to be better with the ball, to give us a chance to make baskets.” – 10:14 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Jerami Grant: “On the defensive end we came ready to play. Held them to 14 points in the first quarter … we just have to make a couple more shots and we’ll be fine.” – 10:14 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Jerami Grant on holding #Bulls to 94 pts: “On the defensive end, we came ready to play. We held them to 14 pts in the first quarter.” – 10:14 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant on team’s defense: “On the defensive end, we came ready to play.” – 10:14 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Derrick Favors almost pulled off the Hamidou Diallo special. – 10:09 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Detroit Pistons fade late against Chicago Bulls in opener, 94-88 freep.com/story/sports/n…10:02 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons come up short in season opener against #Bulls, 94-88: bit.ly/3n6T2da pic.twitter.com/JFUUJng68h10:01 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Many thanks to @stephenbardo stepping in for Bill Wennington. Great job. Bill returns Friday. Thank you to @670TheScore and @Chicago Bulls radio network staff. Appreciate you. – 9:59 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Great opening night win for the @Chicago Bulls 94-88. Zach LaVine 34-7-4.. 11-11 fts. @Zach LaVine was spectacular. @Nikola Vucevic with a 15-15 game. (5 OR) @DeMar DeRozan with his Hall of Fame worthy 17pts. Bulls home with @PelicansNBA Friday 6:45 pre @670TheScore – 9:56 PM
Matt Dery @DerySpeaks
Tip your cap to Jared Goff- taking the high road this week. You’ll hear from him. Who needs to get healthy and quick this week? #FirstListen. OCT 20. Locked On Lions – Daily Podcast On The Detroit Lions megaphone.link/LKN2787915596 pic.twitter.com/u4m6zJWq5I9:54 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said he liked what he saw from Saddiq Bey in the pick-and-roll game. “He made some good decisions.” – 9:49 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Detroit-Chicago got spicier in second half. Good workmanlike win for Bulls. Pistons dragging around a boat anchor for 20 minutes with Hayes starting, I don’t see how this is tenable for a full season. – 9:48 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey doesn’t expect Killian Hayes to miss any time after the fall he had during the first half. “Even though he didn’t make a shot, his defense was solid.” – 9:46 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey said Cory Joseph gave them excellent leadership on the defensive end and Killian Hayes’ defense was solid. – 9:46 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey: “I knew our defense was going to be above sea level, and our offense struggled.” – 9:45 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey: “We knew it was going to be tough, and (Alex) Caruso played good defense on Jerami. … Our passing decisions broke the rhythm of the game.” – 9:44 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey said they needed to make the easy play at times instead of doing too much, which led to five turnovers at the end of the third quarter. – 9:43 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan said Bulls had some clunky offensive possessions down the stretch, but cited free-throw success and ability to get defensive stops as keys to grinding it out. – 9:43 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey said the defense was good but some of the shot selections “broke their backs.” – 9:42 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan said Troy Brown Jr., who has been battling a mouth issue that has left him unable to eat, was available to go. Went with Ayo for “some pop.” Donovan praised his fearlessness. – 9:41 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan on Zach LaVine: “His voice is there. There’s a different messaging coming from in a very, very good way.” – 9:41 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
What is it about home opening night games, I remember ones against Chicago and Milwaukee in recent years being absolutely crazy. Man, haven’t been this pumped after a Hornets game since pre Hayward injury, that was FUN. – 9:39 PM
Steve Luhm @sluhm
Don’t know how I stumbled across this, but I did.
Fifty years ago, Jerry Sloan had 27 points and 18 rebounds in the Chicago Bulls’ 125-110 win over the Houston Rockets. The regular-season game was played in Waco and drew a crowd of 750. – 9:38 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Stewart on guarding Vucevic: “I wanted to get him off his sweet spots and make it as tough and difficult as I can.” – 9:37 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart on the crowd: “It was great. There were times that I found myself looking on the court and Rip (Hamilton) and Ben (Wallace) were there.” – 9:36 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
No. 13 picks:
2014: Zach LaVine
2015: Devin Booker
2017: Donovan Mitchell
2019: Tyler Herro
2021: Chris Duarte
I don’t know when or why No. 13 just became the super fun guard slot but I’m here for it and would like to purchase one ticket for the Chris Duarte bandwagon please. – 9:36 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart on Saddiq Bey: “He works on his game and tonight he showed that he can do post-ups, take advantage of mismatches, put the ball on the ground…all that.” – 9:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart on Saddiq: “He works on his game, every single piece. We all know he can shoot the ball, but tonight he showed he could do postups, take advantage of mismatches…” – 9:35 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart on defense: “We held them under 100 and they’re a great offensive team. We hang our hats on (defense) and that showed tonight.” – 9:34 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart on turnovers: “This year, we’re better than that.” Said there wouldn’t be any excuses for late-game miscues with this team. – 9:34 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart on mistakes: “We’re definitely not brushing those off easy … this year, we know we’re better than that.” – 9:33 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart: “We brought that fight early. We came in from the beginning to say it won’t be an easy game. The third quarter we had some mistakes.” – 9:33 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart: “We brought that fight early. We came in from the beginning to say that it wasn’t going to be an easy game.” – 9:33 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Bulls tonight became the second team in the last six years to score 94 or less and win a season-opener. Orlando scored 94 and won its opener in 2019. – 9:31 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
First impression: The #Pistons stayed with a legit playoff team up until the final minute.
Defense was very good, at times, but shot selection was hot and cold. – 9:29 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
NBA better take that final basket off the board or Bulls -5 bettors will rightfully have a major beef pic.twitter.com/EuamFlcwMR9:26 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
The rule is working! DeMar DeRozan doesn’t launch himself into the defender cause he knows he won’t get the call. pic.twitter.com/fGYqOR863n9:26 PM

Vincent Ellis @AlabamaScribe56
Cade Cunningham signing autographs after #Pistons drop season opener to #Bulls, 94-88. pic.twitter.com/arzdCdkxnO9:24 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Zach LaVine tonight:
34 PTS
7 REB
4 AST
11-17 FG pic.twitter.com/o5DhYo4EWV9:24 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
FINAL: Bulls 94, Pistons 88. Detroit faded late after leading by nine during the first half.
Grant: 24 points, 6 rebounds
Bey: 13 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Stewart: 12 points, 8 rebounds
Olynyk: 10 points
Pistons will face the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday – 9:24 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Final basket did not count. #Bulls win 94-88, LaVine with 34 pts, DeRozan 17, Vucevic 15 & 15. – 9:23 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Final: #Bulls 94, #Pistons 88
Grant: 24 pts, 6 rebs
Bey: 13 pts, 9 rebs, 4 assts
Stewart: 12 pts, 8 rebs
Olynyk: 10 pts, 4 rebs – 9:23 PM
Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
Final: Bulls beat Pistons, 94-88.
Chicago has now won 8 straight vs Detroit, dating back to Nov. 2019. This was Zach LaVine’s 2nd time with at least 30 in a Bulls season-opener joining MJ and Artis Gilmore as only Bulls to do this multiple times. He dropped 34 tonight. – 9:23 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Final: Bulls 94, Pistons 90
It wasn’t pretty, but Zach LaVine opens the season with a 34-point, 7-rebound, 4-assist outing and the Bulls sneak out of Detroit 1-0
And: For the first time since March 2, 2017, the Chicago Bulls have an above-.500 record – 9:23 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Bulls win a low-scoring game with defense, as expected. BACK! over .500 for the first time since Mar. 2 2017. 👀🔴 – 9:23 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 94, Pistons 90
LaVine 34 points on 11-17 FGs and 11-11 FTs, 7 rebs, 4 assists
DeRozan 17 points, 7 rebounds
Vucevic 15 points, 15 rebounds
Ball 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists – 9:22 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Final: Bulls 94, Pistons 90.
Zach LaVine: 34 points, seven rebounds, four assists, 11-of-17 shooting, 11-11 FTs
Nikola Vučević: 15 points, 15 rebounds, four assists.
DeMar DeRozan: 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists.
Lonzo Ball: 12 points, five rebounds, four assists. – 9:22 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
FINAL: Bulls 94, Pistons 90
Jerami Grant: 24p and 6r
Saddiq Bey: 13p, 9r and 4a
Isaiah Stewart: 12p, 8r
Kelly Olynyk: 10p, 4r and 3a
Detroit’s next game is Saturday in Chicago. – 9:22 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bey rims out a triple. LaVine going to the line. That should do it. – 9:19 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls doing some of the little things to hold the lead, The defense has been pretty good down stretch, LaVine drew a couple fouls and now has 32 pts. Bulls up 92-86 with 24.4 left, biggest lead of night – 9:19 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
This one is slipping away from the Pistons. Bulls are up 90-86 with 24.4 to play. Lavine’s about to shoot two at the line – 9:17 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
PWill plays bully ball and gets the stop. Dagger FTs from the #8. – 9:17 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
PWill now in on Grant. – 9:16 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
LaVine is a perfect 7-7..he’s got a 30-5-4 game. Pistons ball. 40 sec. – 9:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Bulls 90, #Pistons 86, 40.9 left
DET ball. – 9:16 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bulls 90, Pistons 86 with 40.9 seconds left. – 9:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Also, #Bulls Zach LaVine is friggin good: 30 pts, 5 rebs, 4 assts — and he’s been money in money time. – 9:15 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Alex Caruso is going to close a lot of games. – 9:15 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons are down 2 in the final minute and had a chance to tie it, but Jerami Grant’s jumper was off the mark. – 9:15 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
LaVine opens season with a 30-point game by hitting two huge FTs with 40.9 seconds left. – 9:15 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
LaVine now has 30 – Bulls up 4 – 9:15 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
So much for the “refs don’t like us” from whining Bulls fans. – 9:14 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
PWill trying to get into the game for Caruso to guard Grant. – 9:13 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Detroit’s defense is keeping it alive here. Good defensive stops by Grant and CoJo on back-to-back possessions. Grant hits a jumper. Two-point game. – 9:13 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
I feel as though Vucevic is snatching on his three-point shots, trying to generate too much power from the wrist rather than from lift. Even two inch lift would help.
DISCLAIMER – in absolutely no way am I a shooting coach or biometrician & I have no idea what I’m talking about. – 9:12 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
we’re going to get the answers to “who closes for the Bulls?” on night #1. two-point game in Detroit with 3 minutes left. – 9:11 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Lonzo Ball hasn’t lit up the stat sheet, but his activity, particularly defensively, is notable. He’ll make a huge impact there – 9:11 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Hope you’re enjoying out broadcast @670TheScore and the @Chicago Bulls radio network. Bulls up 86-83 with 3:41 left-4th. LaVine with a 28-4-4. Vucevic 15-15. – 9:09 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan opted to not use coach’s challenge on a deflected ball out of bounds with ~4 mins left to play and Bulls ahead 86-82. Was called off Lonzo Ball, but looked like it could have been off Jerami Grant on replay. Grant drew two FTAs on ensuing play. – 9:09 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Bulls 86, #Pistons 83, 3:41 4Q
CHI had an 8-0 run to take their biggest lead. – 9:08 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Very good defensive night for LaVine. Lots of fight. Stayed dialed in late into possessions, which has been a sore spot for him in the past. – 9:07 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Forced play by Jackson leads to a Bulls layup. Chicago up by four. – 9:06 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
We have ourselves a ballgame. Bulls 84-82..Pistons ball 5:14 left 4th – 9:04 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Bulls 84, Pistons 82. 5:14 to go in the 4th. Catch the finish on @NBCSChicago9:03 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
With 5:14 left in Detroit, the Bulls lead the Pistons 84-82. #LeaguePassAlert9:03 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Josh Jackson with a chase-down block, which is becoming the norm. – 9:00 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Josh Jackson chase-down blocks: 1
That one was niiiice. – 9:00 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Great turnout for opening night in Detroit. A sellout of 20,088, especially without Cade. Man, if this team gets a sniff of something, the city will be on fire – 8:58 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Lonzo, Vooch back in after that crap. – 8:57 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Didn’t think rookie Ayo Dosunmu would play tonight. He’s had some jitters, but his 7 points probably bought LaVine an extra minute of rest. Pistons up 77-76 with 8:45 left – 8:56 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls down 77-76 8:45 left 4th. LaVine 26-4-4. Vucevic: 15pts 14 reb. – 8:56 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons had a really nice 8-3 run to regain the lead, 77-76, 8:45 4Q.
Three-point play by Diallo, 3-pointer by Josh Jackson and a lay-in by Olynyk – 8:55 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Nice feed from Lyles to Olynyk. Pistons up by 1 with 8:45 left. – 8:54 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Trey Lyles has been really good on the boards (6 rebs) tonight. Nothing spectacular, but he’s securing them. – 8:53 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Hamidou Diallo is making his claim to stay in rotation when everyone is healthy tonight. Really good defense, hustle. – 8:52 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Ben Wallace and Rip Hamilton are seated right behind the Pistons’ basket (and right in front of the media table) – 8:50 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Here’s where the Pistons Piston. – 8:49 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Zach LaVine with a game high 26- Bulls go in to the 4th up 71-69 @670TheScore8:49 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 3Q: Bulls 71, Pistons 69. Some careless turnovers by the bench to end the quarter.
Jerami Grant leads Detroit with 18 points. – 8:48 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
End of 3Qs, #Bulls lead Pistons 71-69. It’s been a struggle, but LaVine is scoring at will, has 26 pts, while Vucevic is at 15 & 14. Bulls are 4-15 from 3. – 8:48 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 3: Bulls 71, Pistons 69. Chicago took the lead after a bad inbounds pass from Josh led to a layup, sloppy finish to the quarter for Detroit.
Grant: 18 points
Bey: 13 points
Stewart: 12 points, 8 rebounds – 8:47 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 3Q: #Bulls 71, #Pistons 69
Grant: 18 pts, 4 rebs
Bey: 13 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assts
Stewart: 12 pts, 8 rebs
Olynyk: 8 pts – 8:46 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Ayo Dosunmu gets his first 2 #NBA baskets in a span of 4 seconds. #Bulls8:46 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Back-to-back hoops from Ayo, who is playing because Troy Brown Jr. is dealing with a mouth issue where he isn’t able to eat much. Brown also has 3 fouls. – 8:46 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Hamidou Diallo has done a fantastic job on DeRozan in their minutes against one another. – 8:45 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Lonzo loses a few IQ points with that bad pass. Very Kris Dunn-like. – 8:44 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
15 points from LaVine in the quarter and counting …. – 8:43 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Every Zach LaVine shot is tinged with the unspoken mantra, “Pay me!”
Sitting courtside, Michael Reinsdorf – 8:43 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Bulls Zach LaVine: 26 pts, 4 rebs, 3 assts, 10-of-14 FG … in 28 mins. – 8:42 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Bulls had their biggest lead, but the #Pistons got back-to-back 3-pointers from Grant and Joseph to regain a 65-62 margin, 3:44 3Q. – 8:42 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Zach LaVine is doing hoodrat things – 8:42 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Detroit is back ahead after back-to-back 3s from Grant and CoJo. – 8:41 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine is incredible. Up to 23 points on 9-13 FG. Just assisted a Nikola Vucevic 3-pointer that Bulls in front 59-57 — after trailing 55-48 less than 3 minutes ago. – 8:39 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Vucevic, who was 1-15 from 3 during preseason, showed some emotion when that attempt found home. He’s 1-2 tonight thus far. Bulls only have three 3s. – 8:37 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Seven Detroit rappers are at the LCA tonight:
Big Sean
Peezy
Sada Baby
Babyface Ray
Icewear Vezzo
Kash Doll
GMO Stax
I wrote about why the Pistons are connecting with local rappers and influencers freep.com/story/sports/n…8:37 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Vucevic with a 3. Bulls lead, 59-57, with 5:01 left in the 3Q. – 8:37 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Make that 23 for LaVine, stat board was a little slow. #Bulls8:36 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
After review #Pistons Saddiq Bey is called for a clear-path foul on Zach LaVine, who makes both FT and then a tough baseline jumper on the ensuing possession. – 8:36 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Pistons definitely like the two matchups at forward right now — Bey vs. DeRozan and Grant vs. Williams. Feels like Vucevic is doing well defensively, but gets in bad position trying to help the other guys. LaVine (19 pts) doing nice job of keeping #Bulls in this. – 8:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Clear-path foul on Saddiq. Bulls can tie the game on this possession. – 8:35 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Zach LaVine is explosive. And under control. Goodness – 8:32 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Bulls Zach LaVine is just damn good. – 8:32 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls have 8 assists, Pistons 7. This isn’t Isiah Thomas’ stat crew – 8:30 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls now have 3 in double figures — LaVine 13, Vuc 10, DeRozan 10. Only bench pts are a Caruso 3-ptr. Pistons still lead 49-46 early 3rdQ – 8:28 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Bulls offense was obviously stuck in the mud a little in that first half. I liked this ATO from Donovan to try and get DeRozan going. Here’s wedge roll, a common action in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/GsEAJeZNnR8:27 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
In first half, Bulls bench only took six shots and made one, a Caruso 3. Only Caruso played 10+ minutes. – 8:19 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls definitely not flowing offensively. They trail Pistons 44-40 at halftime. Rallied from 9-pt deficit, but most of the comeback was Zach going 1-on-1.
LaVine has 11 pts, Vucevic 10 & 11 – 8:09 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Halftime: Pistons 44, Bulls 40
@adamamin‘s description of this one as a “rock fight” is apt – 8:07 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Halftime: Pistons 44, Bulls 40.
Grant: 13 points, 4 rebounds
Stewart: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks
Frank Jackson: 7 points – 8:07 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls down 44-40…. to Bums! It can only get better … yes? – 8:07 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALF: Pistons 44, Bulls 40
Jerami Grant: 14p, 4r
Isaiah Stewart: 8p, 6r
Frank Jackson: 7p – 8:07 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Pistons 44, Bulls 40 at half
LaVine 11 points
Vucevic 10 points, 11 rebounds
Grant 13 points
Defense keeping the Bulls afloat – 8:07 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Halftime: Pistons 44, Bulls 40. – 8:07 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Half: #Pistons 44, #Bulls 40
Grant: 13 pts, 4 rebs
Stewart: 8 pts, 6 rebs
F. Jackson: 7 pts
Bey: 4 pts, 5 rebs – 8:07 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
It’s at times like this, when Isaiah Stewart is killing you on the interior, that the loss of Cristiano Felicio really starts to bite. – 8:03 PM
Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
Detroit artist BabyFace Ray performing at halftime of the #Pistons season opener. Big Sean is also in the building. – 8:00 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
I don’t know if Saddiq Bey will be a superstar but he’s primed for a big jump this year. Looks quicker, more confident with the handle. – 7:58 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
First half double-double for Vucevic, he’s got 10 & 10, #Bulls7:57 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Vucevic has a first half double-double – 7:57 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
I’ve got Knicks/Celtics on the TV and Bulls/Pistons on the computer. – 7:54 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic have steadied Bulls a bit here. They’ve scored last six points to trim a 28-19 deficit to 28-25 midway through second quarter. Turnover bug was starting to take hold earlier. – 7:52 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan decides to go 10 deep in 1stH, sends Dosunmu out for #NBA debut. #Bulls back within 28-25 mid 2ndQ – 7:51 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Troy Brown with 3 fouls … Ayo with the surprising nod. – 7:48 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Ayo Dosunmu has checked in. There’s a mild surprise. – 7:47 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls FGs: 9
Bulls TOs: 8 – 7:46 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls‘ 2ndQ turnovers have included Lonzo and Caruso losing their dribble, and Alize Johnson 2 offensive fouls – 7:46 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Detroit is playing well defensively. No question. However, Chicago’s offense is a mess right now. – 7:45 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Caruso finally nets #Bulls‘ first 3-pointer of the season after team starts 0-5. – 7:43 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons had just 1 turnovers in 1Q. Bulls just committed their fifth. – 7:39 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Bulls bench will soon be playing Coby White, Javonte Green and Troy Brown at the same time. Just need Vander Blue, Tarik Black and Macy Gray for the Cluedoiest rotation of the modern era. – 7:38 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
End of 1 at the Silverdome: Detroit 20, Chicago 14. Two Jason Hanson field goals the difference. – 7:38 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Pistons 20, Bulls 14 after Q1
Pistons shooting 31%. Bulls 29.2%, and 0-fer from 3 and the free-throw line. Gnarly start. – 7:37 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Rough start for #Bulls, shot 7-for-25 (28 percent) in 1stQ and trail Pistons 20-14. Pretty good defensive effort by Detroit and Bulls have missed some open looks from 3. No Bull has more than 4 pts. – 7:37 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Pistons 20, Bulls 14. Neither team shot very well, but very energetic defensive start for Detroit.
Grant: 8 points
Stewart: 2 points, 5 rebounds – 7:36 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Remember those 30-point 1st quarters in preseason?
Bulls didn’t get halfway there. Shot 28 percent while scoring 14. – 7:36 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
decided to watch the new-look Bulls while waiting for Sixers-Pels to tip and now I remember why I don’t usually watch a ton of Bulls-Pistons games – 7:36 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 1Q: Pistons 20, Bulls 14. Jerami Grant leads all scorers with 8 points.
Detroit’s defense was really, really good for most of that quarter. Good contests at the rim. – 7:36 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 1Q: #Pistons 20, #Bulls 14
Grant: 8 pts, 2 rebs
J. Jackson: 4 pts
Bey: 4 pts, 3 rebs
DET shot 1-of-6 from 3. – 7:36 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Josh Jackson has brought some energy with him off the bench, with two nice finishes at the rim. – 7:34 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Josh Jackson comes in and gets two quick buckets. – 7:34 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Based off his pregame remarks, Donovan didn’t sound like he was going to play Tony Bradley much tonight. And indeed, Alize Johnson has checked in before him. – 7:33 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
This Bulls team is built different to the current consensus, and I’m all for that. – 7:33 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Hall of Famer Ben Wallace, who now works for the Pistons, and Rip Hamilton are sitting courtside. Both also played for the Bulls.
Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas also in the house. Thomas, a Chicago native, didn’t play for the Bulls. He just dissed them. – 7:32 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Vucevic just got a technical – 7:30 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Vooch with the T. – 7:30 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nikola Vucevic draws technical foul. – 7:30 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons defense has been pretty good in 1Q … some nice rim protection from Stewart and Grant have been highlights. – 7:29 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Bulls’ first subs are Alex Caruso, Troy Brown Jr. and Javonte Green. Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic staggered with the reserves. – 7:29 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Alex Caruso, Troy Brown Jr. and Javonte Green are 1st Bulls subs. They join LaVine/Vucevic, who Donovan has liked pairing together as he staggers Ball/DeRozan. – 7:29 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
…Vucevic dared Jerami Grant to shoot a corner 3. What just happened? – 7:29 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Zach and Vooch staggering in with bench guys. – 7:28 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cory Joseph, Kelly Olynyk and Hamidou Diallo are checking in. – 7:28 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons are doing well on the boards, with a 12-11 margin early. Steart has 5, Hayes 3 and Grand/Bey 2 each. – 7:26 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Pistons’ first 12 points have all come at the basket, with 6 second-chance points. Guarding the paint will likely be a recurring theme for #Bulls7:24 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Saddiq Bey broke out the Euro-step on Vuc … that was nasty. – 7:24 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saddiq Bey carried a little smile after that eurostep. Sheesh. – 7:24 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Isaiah Stewart is on pace to grab 48 rebounds – 7:22 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 6-6 with Detroit. – 7:22 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
A deal Norris Division battle breaking out here between Chicago and Detroit. Bulls struggling to win pucks in neutral zone. – 7:21 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons 6, Bulls 6 at the 6:50 mark. Both squads are a combined 6-23 from the floor – 7:20 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart: 2 pts, 5 rebs, 1 blk in 5 mins … you like that production. – 7:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart is on pace for 40-plus rebounds. – 7:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Detroit’s defense has been really good to start. Isaiah Stewart with an early block, Frank Jackson doing a solid job on LaVine. – 7:18 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
At Pistons-Bulls. Interested to see how the Bulls’ new roster looks, along with the Saddiq Bey-Patrick Williams matchup – 7:17 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
That’s what they want from the Vooch … playing Joker role. Top of the key, dribble handoff, and stay present to facilitate off of it. – 7:16 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Key matchup between Saddiq Bey and Patrick Williams tonight, only because they both have the Wiz patch – 7:16 PM
Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
Kinda weird seeing LaVine in a pair of Nikes. – 7:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
First #Pistons basket of the season: Isaiah Stewart putback. – 7:15 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Beef Stew scores the Pistons’ first basket of the season – 7:15 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Get used to that set with Vooch at the top of the arc to facilitate and pull opposing center out. – 7:15 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Fittingly, Zach LaVine scores first points of Bulls season. – 7:15 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
IF it means anything, #Pistons Frank Jackson cut his hair, but he’s growing a goatee. – 7:15 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
PWill on Grant … great first test for the kid. – 7:14 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons owner Tom Gores is here for the opener. – 7:13 PM
Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
#Pistons No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham (ankle) is out tonight but still drew the loudest cheers when they showed his face on the Jumbotron, during pregame intros. pic.twitter.com/0PMMW5vcpH7:10 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham’s first intro at @LCArena_Detroit … Well, sort of. pic.twitter.com/l00OA8WXh47:10 PM

Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
Jerami Grant addresses Pistons fans ahead of the season opener vs. Chicago. pic.twitter.com/yUTjzLFS997:10 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
This man deserves a shout-out for the burgundy #Pistons joint. pic.twitter.com/dpYokpbdfT7:07 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Looking forward to watching Bulls rookie Marko Simonovic get some run? Sneak into the end of a shootaround or buy a ticket for the Windy City Bulls if that’s the case. According to Donovan, kid’s not ready.
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/2021/10/20/227…6:48 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes, Frank Jackson, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant and Isaiah Stewart will start tonight – 6:48 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
#Pistons starters: Killian Hayes, Frank Jackson, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant and Isaiah Stewart – 6:44 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Looks like the #Pistons are starting Hayes, F. Jackson, Bey, Grant and Stewart on opening night vs. #Bulls.
#DFS6:38 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Here are 10 Bulls things I’m looking forward to this season theathletic.com/2897376/2021/1…6:34 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The Pistons legendary broadcaster George Blaha ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ ⁦@Detroit Pistons⁩ ⁦@670TheScore⁩ 5:45 pre pic.twitter.com/Ck0vMsPB4N6:33 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Season Premiere of Load Mismanagement w/@jphanned is live on @UnderdogFantasy
11-game slate. Rapid fire run-through of all the games + our picks + lineup breaking news as it comes in (Rozier? Danuel House? Patrick Williams 🟢) + taking your questions ⬇️
youtube.com/watch?v=bbTCh8…6:29 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Year 4 covering the league, year 2 covering the Pistons. Extremely blessed pic.twitter.com/s8VWoMA5oE6:26 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
What will constitute a successful season for the Bulls?
I asked some of them.
For @NBCSChicago: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…6:04 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
Zion Williamson crossed 300 lbs this offseason? Damn. For point of reference, he and Zach LaVine are both 6’6″ and play an explosive game. Imagine if LaVine pushed another bill and didn’t change his game at all. I worry for Zion’s knees. – 5:36 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
No specific minutes restriction for Patrick Williams, but Billy Donovan said he’ll monitor his conditioning. Added Williams probably won’t play long (“8-9 minute”) spurts as he works back to where he was. – 5:34 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan said while Patrick Williams’ game conditioning isn’t yet up to speed, there are no set minutes restrictions. Donovan did say he’d be smart in Williams’ usage. – 5:32 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Donovan says Patrick Williams is good to go. Nothing holding him back in terms of a minutes restriction. But they will monitor him throughout. – 5:32 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Pistons coach Dwane Casey, who spent 7 seasons with DeMar DeRozan in Toronto, said he rarely waits after his shootaround to see other players but did so today to catch up with DeRozan. – 5:31 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on relaxed dress code: “There is something to be said about dressing well and distinguishing ourselves. We’re the NBA — we represent a city, a state or our organization.” – 5:25 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on opening the season: “It’s important that we jell early, because if you look at our schedule … that may have caused some of those nerves too.” – 5:25 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey: “If I had a veteran team, we probably wouldn’t have gone as hard (in practice) and done two-a-days.” – 5:23 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on playing the Bulls twice in a row: “It’s good to concentrate on one team…they have a group. People forget that DeMar and Vucevic played together in college.” – 5:22 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on opener: “You wanted to be healthy and get as much as you can from those groups together. It’s good to get as many people as we can get together back healthy.” – 5:21 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on relationship with DeMar DeRozan: “I did stay around after shootaround to give him a hug…I took him under my wing in Toronto.” – 5:20 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Dwane Casey said he stayed after shootaround to give DeMar DeRozan a hug. “One of the nicest young men I’ve been around.” – 5:20 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey said he never likes to see friends after shootaround during the season, but he made an exception for DeMar DeRozan today. – 5:20 PM
Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
I see the Bulls are “this year’s Hawks”, though I can’t remember anybody calling the Hawks “this year’s anything”, at least not anything good before last season. Do hope the Bulls don’t go 12-20 out of the gate, because that will be a lot noisier than when the Hawks did last year – 4:38 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
“Nobody wants to be known as a fringe playoff team. We all want to be winners and compete for championships.”
Zach LaVine joins NBA Today to discuss the new-look Bulls and more: pic.twitter.com/0UgScJKMSW4:17 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
It’s pretty cool that basically every major outlet has a big Bulls story today. I don’t know if this is gonna work or not, but it’s been like a decade since that fan base was genuinely this excited, so I’m here for it. – 2:44 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Come kick it with me in 30 minutes for this Bulls Q&A over @TheAthletic 👇🏾 theathletic.com/2899931/2021/1…2:35 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
How Kahleah Copper went from a north Philly kid to WNBA Finals MVP in Chicago, great story by @AlexAzziNBC
onherturf.nbcsports.com/2021/10/18/kah…1:51 PM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Bulls vs. Pistons: 8 prop bets for the Bulls’ season opener lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/bulls-vs…1:25 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Former Bulls Jim Boylen to coach Team USA World Cup Qualifying Team for November 2021 Window
sportando.basketball/en/former-bull…1:19 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Former Bulls coach Jim Boylen has been named head coach of the USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team for November 2021 window, Team USA announces. Ty Ellis and Othella Harrington will be assistant coaches. Both Ellis and Harrington have coached with Team USA in the past. – 1:13 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Former Bulls coach Jim Boylen will coach the U.S. men’s basketball team in November World Cup qualifying games, per USA Basketball. – 1:08 PM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
The sign-and-trade between the Bulls and Pelicans is still under investigation. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/10/19/ada…1:00 PM

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