Wednesday , Mar , 08 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Pistons try for 13th straight win at home

(Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons have won 12 straight at home and will
welcome the Chicago Bulls tonight to The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Detroit, which just finished 2-2 on its four-game road trip, is the top team
in the Eastern Conference and will have the comfort of home for Wednesday.

The Pistons are an amazing 26-2 at home this season and haven’t ripped off 13
straight wins since their championship run in 1990.

In their last game on Saturday, the Pistons sustained a 105-94 loss to the Los
Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. Chauncey Billups had 24 points and 10
assists and Richard Hamilton finished with 20 points for the Pistons, who have
dropped two of three.

But now Detroit can beat up on the Bulls, who have lost all three meetings
versus the Pistons this season. Detroit has won four in a row against the
Bulls and 14 of the last 16 meetings.

Chicago, which has lost five of seven in Detroit, is coming off Tuesday’s
95-87 win over the New Jersey Nets. Andres Nocioni scored a career-high 24
points as Chicago posted its second win in three tries.

Chicago has won just three of its last 10 road games and is 13-17 as the guest
in 2005-06.

On a disappointing note for the Bulls, leading scorer Ben Gordon, who scored
just five points against the Nets, has just six points in his last two games
at Detroit.