Bulls Hang On, Beat Pistons for First Win

Tyrus Thomas gets double-double in nail-biter
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:22 AM CST
Chicago Bulls' Tyrus Thomas shoots over Detroit Pistons' Antonio McDyess during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007. The Bulls won 97-93. Thomas had 19 points...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Bulls overcame a 36-point performance by Rasheed Wallace to pick up their first win Thursday night, beating the Pistons 97-93, the AP reports. Tyrus Thomas, who had 19 points and 14 rebounds, hit a free throw with 2.9 seconds left to seal the deal. Elsewhere:

  • Richard Jefferson scored 25 points on the way to an 87-85 Nets win over the Wizards. Washington is now 0-4.
  • The Mavericks got a small measure of revenge against the Warriors, beating them 120-115.  It was the Warriors who shocked the league and knocked the Mavs out of the playoffs last season.