After seven playoff wins, the Pistons finally dropped a game in Chicago; they return home with a 3-1 series lead. The Bulls had coughed up a 19-point lead in Game 3, and seemed headed for similar disaster in Game 4, when Detroit pared a 21-point lead to seven late in the fourth, despite Chris Webber's second straight scoreless game.
Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace also had woeful evenings, shooting a combined 8-for-28. The Bulls pulled away with the help of the hulking, preternaturally athletic rookie Tyrus Thomas, who scored eight in the final frame. The final score was 102-87.