LaVine, Porter lead Bulls past Pistons

Zach LaVine scored 26 points, Otto Porter Jr. had 22, and the Chicago Bulls held on for a 112-106 win over the visiting Detroit Pistons on Friday night.Wendell Carter Jr. contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Lauri Markkanen added 14 points for Chicago, which snapped a three-game losing streak.Pistons guard Derrick Rose came off the bench to score 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting in his return to Chicago, where he won a Most Valuable Player award during the 2010-11 season. Bulls fans gave Rose a standing ovation when he entered the game. They showered him with “M-V-P” chants.Pistons center Andre Drummond had another monster performance in the paint with 25 points and 23 rebounds in 35 minutes.Detroit trailed for much of the night, but a 3-pointer from the right corner by Pistons guard Langston Galloway evened the score at 96 with 6:14 to go in the fourth quarter.Tony Snell put the Pistons on top 100-99 when he drove for a layup with 3:46 to play. It marked Detroit’s first lead of the second half.Fourteen seconds later, LaVine drained a 3-pointer to put the Bulls back on top 102-100. After a defensive stop by Chicago, LaVine made another 3-pointer with three minutes remaining to increase the advantage to 105-100.The teams traded a pair of free throws before a driving layup by Drummond with 1:28 to go pulled Detroit within 107-104.

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