Thirty thoughts on the Bulls’ 105-102 victory over Detroit …

1. Zach LaVine is must-see TV. For the way he’s grown. For the way he carries the Bulls. For the way he just keeps coming.

2. The truth is the Bulls had no business beating the Pistons on Wednesday night inside the United Center. They got off to a good start offensively, benefiting early from ball movement and balanced scoring. They had eight assists on their 11 first-quarter field goals, and seven different Bulls registered at least one helper in that opening frame. But the defense was dismal. They couldn’t stop the Pistons from getting anything they wanted, both inside and out. At the end of the first quarter, Chicago trailed 35-27. And things would get worse before they quickly became better.

3. A protracted scoring drought to start the second quarter stung. The Bulls missed their first nine shots of the quarter and committed three turnovers. The Pistons pounced,…



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