DeRozan has big 4th quarter, helps Bulls snap losing streak

DeMar DeRozan scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 114-108 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Zach LeVine added 25 points for the Bulls, and Nikola Vucevic had 21 points. They won despite only hitting three 3-pointers.

Cade Cunningham had 22 points for the Pistons, but no one else scored more than 12. Detroit had won three straight.

The Pistons led 99-92 with 8:59 left before DeRozan and Zach LeVine took over.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 09: DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls drives around Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Little Caesars Arena on March 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago won the game 114-108. NOTE TO U

DeRozan’s layup gave the Bulls a 101-99 lead with 5:44 left and, after a Detroit miss, LeVine made two free throws to finish an 11-0 run. Two more baskets from DeRozan made it 109-101, and the Pistons couldn’t hit enough shots down the stretch.

Neither team led by more than eight points in the first three quarters, but Hamadou Diallo's put-back dunk gave the Pistons a 91-84 advantage going into the fourth.


Bulls: Vucevic missed Chicago's loss to the 76ers on Thursday night with a hamstring strain.

Pistons: C Isaiah Stewart (knee), G Frank Jackson (back) and G Killian Hayes (adductor) missed the game.


Bulls: Host Cleveland on Saturday night.

Pistons: At Boston on Friday night.