The Chicago Bulls shut down the Detroit Pistons' offense in the second half for a 99-79 win on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).
Luol Deng scored 27 points, while reserve Taj Gibson had a career-high 23. Tony Snell, making the first start of his career, added 13 points as the Bulls ended a four-game losing streak.
Detroit was up by two, 53-51 at the half, but Chicago only allowed 26 second-half points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. Chicago raised its defense up a notch in the fourth quarter and the Pistons were unable to score on 10 straight possessions.