Monday , Jan , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Team Report – January 3

=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – January 3 ===

(Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons visit Central Division rival Chicago
tonight at the United Center.

This is the second meeting of the season between the teams. On December 22nd,
Chicago knocked off the Pistons, 89-82, at The Palace of Auburn Hills. With
the win, Chicago snapped a nine-game series losing streak.

The Pistons have won eight straight and 11 of their last 12 at Chicago. The
last time the Bulls defeated the Pistons at home was on January 22, 2000.

Detroit enters tonight’s game playing solid basketball. The Pistons have won
four of their last five games overall. On Sunday, Rasheed Wallace racked up 23
points and 12 rebounds and five other Detroit players scored in double-figures
as the Pistons cruised to a 100-88 victory over the Boston Celtics at The
Palace at Auburn Hills.

Tayshaun Prince added 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Sunday’s victory for the
Pistons, who have won six of their last nine games overall. Richard Hamilton
and Antonio McDyess each contributed 13 points in the triumph, while Chauncey
Billups recorded 12 points and eight assists.

The Pistons are 7-8 on the road this season. Detroit has won three in a row as
the visitor.