The Bulls were blown out for the second consecutive game in their series against the Pistons, falling 108-87 and going down 2-0 with the series headed to Chicago. Tayshaun Prince scored 25 points for the Pistons, Rip Hamilton had 24, and Chris Webber added 22 on a preposterous 10-of-11 field goals. Chauncey Billups got into the fun with 14 points and 10 dimes.
As for Chicago… oy. Kirk Hinrich led the stink bomb with a whopping 2 points on 0-for-7 shooting, and the Pistons sacrificed Benny the Bull during the halftime show for a wild Auburn Hills crowd. It was terrible — there was blood and plush stuffing everywhere.
On the other side of the country, played much later at night, viewers were treated to a much more exciting game as the Jazz rallied past the Warriors in the final quarter to win 116-112. Deron Williams went for 31 and 8 assists, and Carlos Boozer was an acned monster on the boards, scoring 17 (including the go-ahead bucket) to go with his 20 rebounds. Has anybody else noticed that Boozer is noticeably stronger and quicker than he ever was in Cleveland, and his skin looks like the "Before" part of a ProActiv ad? If anyone wants to cough into their hand while saying "steroids," that's not technically slander. Trust me, I'm an expert at it.
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