RECAP: Bulls blow out Detroit Pistons in Paris, 126-108

Pistons fall to Bulls in Paris

The Detroit Pistons struggled on both ends of the floor as they were defeated by the Chicago Bulls 126-108 at the Accor Arena in Paris.

Detroit Pistons vs. Bulls in Paris Recap
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Why it matters

The Pistons are now 12-36, owning the worst winning percentage in the Eastern Conference and second-worst in the NBA. The teams with the three worst winning percentages in the NBA will have an equal 14% chance of landing the top pick in the 2023 draft lottery.

  • Playing in Paris is a significant opportunity for the Detroit Pistons to represent the team, the NBA, and the city of Detroit on an international stage.
  • The Pistons have played two regular-season games overseas in the past, but this game in Paris marks their third such opportunity.
  • The game in Paris is also an opportunity for Pistons coach Dwane Casey to continue spreading the game of basketball and teaching it in countries outside the US.
  • Casey has spent the last 30 years working in basketball clinics and camps in various places overseas and sees playing in Paris as a chance to continue this work.
  • The Pistons and the NBA have impacted Africa in recent years through the Basketball Africa League (BAL). The Pistons' game in Paris may be an opportunity to expand this impact to other countries.

Detroit Pistons vs. Bulls By the Numbers

Detroit Pistons vs. Bulls in Paris Recap Stats
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  • Pistons: 40.2 FG%, 23.5 3P%, Bojan Bogdanovic 25 points
  • Bulls: 54.3 FG%, 62.3 2P%, Zach LaVine 30 points, DeMar DeRozan 26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists

What they're saying

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“We just didn't play well tonight. We didn't defend well, we didn't rebound well, and we didn't shoot well. We've got to put this one behind us and move on,” said Pistons head coach Dwane Casey.

The Bottom Line

The Detroit Pistons were outplayed by the Bulls in Paris, with poor shooting and defense resulting in a blowout loss. The team will look to bounce back in their next game.

Remaining Games on the Detroit Pistons Schedule

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Feb 12, 2023at Toronto3:00 pmScotiabank Arena
Feb 15, 2023at Boston7:30 pmTD Garden
Feb 23, 2023at Orlando7:00 pmAmway Center
Feb 25, 2023Toronto12:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Feb 27, 2023at Charlotte7:00 pmSpectrum Center
Mar 1, 2023Chicago7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 4, 2023at Cleveland7:30 pmRocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Mar 7, 2023Portland7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 9, 2023Charlotte7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 11, 2023Indiana7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 13, 2023Indiana7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 14, 2023at Washington7:00 pmCapital One Arena
Mar 16, 2023Denver7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 19, 2023Miami6:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 21, 2023at Atlanta7:30 pmState Farm Arena
Mar 24, 2023at Toronto7:30 pmScotiabank Arena
Mar 27, 2023Milwaukee7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Mar 29, 2023at Oklahoma City8:00 pmPaycom Center
Mar 31, 2023at Houston8:00 pmToyota Center
Apr 2, 2023at Orlando6:00 pmAmway Center
Apr 4, 2023Miami7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Apr 5, 2023Brooklyn7:00 pmLittle Caesars Arena
Apr 7, 2023at Indiana7:00 pmGainbridge Fieldhouse
Apr 9, 2023at Chicago1:00 pmUnited Center
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