Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Derrick Rose scored a team-high 24 points
and handed out nine assists, and the Chicago Bulls used a dominant overtime
period to down the Detroit Pistons, 100-94, on Sunday.
After Thursday's dismal 1-for-13 night from the field against Miami in his
return after missing 12 games, Rose connected on 9-of-22 from the floor.
Joakim Noah netted 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds -- 13 on the offensive
glass -- while Carlos Boozer had 15 and nine in the victory, the Bulls' third
straight and 15th in a row over the Pistons.
With the win, Chicago remained 3 1/2 games ahead of the Heat, who won Sunday
afternoon, for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Rodney Stuckey paced all scorers with 32 points for the Pistons. Charlie
Villanueva had a season-high 13 before being ejected for a flagrant-2 foul on
Rose late in the fourth quarter.
The Sports Network