Bulls Finally Show Some Fight

Chicago's young guns stave off late Detroit surge, sweep
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2007 10:19 PM CDT
Bulls Finally Show Some Fight
Chicago Bulls' Tyrus Thomas passes on the baseline against Detroit Pistons' Rasheed Wallace during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game Sunday, May 13, 2007, in Chicago. The Bulls defeated the Pistons 102-87. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)   (Associated Press)

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. (More NBA stories.)

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