The Detroit Pistons are 0-3 this NBA season away from the Palace of Auburn Hills, and tonight's trip to Chicago is hardly an ideal one in which to break their road losing streak. The Bulls are leading the Central Division with a 7-2 record and they only trail the Heat for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Complicating matters is the weak Detroit offense. The Pistons rank dead last in the NBA in scoring and 28th out of 30 teams in rebounding. The Bulls offer a grave mismatch, as they rank 10th in scoring and fifth in rebounding. The Pistons enter the game having lost three in a row.
One of those three losses came against the Bulls last week in Detroit. Chicago dominated for a 99-83 victory in Richard Hamilton's first game back in Detroit as an opposing player. Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 19 in that game, while Hamilton had 14 to hurt his former team.