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The Detroit Pistons have a very tough game on the schedule for Friday, with a matchup against the Chicago Bulls set. It's much more than the fact that the Bulls are sporting a 41-11 record to Detroit's 18-32, and much more than the fact that the Bulls are 20-5 at home, while the Pistons have only managed to win six times on the road (and yes, this is a road game). It's a tough matchup because the Bulls have a strength on defense of late, while the Pistons haven't been able to put anything together on offense. It's a bad scenario for the Pistons.
That being said, Detroit is rolling with victories in their last two outings, so have a bit of momentum on their side. True, they were riding a five-game losing skid prior to those victories, and the wins were against the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers, but a win is a win is a win.
Chicago won their last outing, but previously had a four-game winning streak broken in the prior game, a 108-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Still, they're winners in 12 of their 15 games thus far in March, and would like to make it 13 of 16. They've also beat the Pistons 13-straight times, and their last meeting was a defensive rout, with the Pistons shooting just 39.4 percent on Jan. 9.
Detroit hasn't scored 100 points in its last four games, and scored under 80 for three-straight before their 87-75 win over Cleveland. The Pistons need to get things going offensively, especially when they've been producing poor numbers against teams like Washington and Cleveland. It's going to be very tough to make the change against Chicago. The game is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday.