Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bulls Beat Pistons; Victory Streak at 7

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bulls Beat Pistons; Victory Streak at 7

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Scottie Pippen scored 23 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 14-point deficit Monday night to beat the Detroit Pistons 92-86. The victory was the Bulls' seventh in a row.

Pippen also finished with nine rebounds and nine assists. His efforts were enough to send the Pistons to their 16th loss in 17th games, and their ninth in a row at home.

The victory boosted the Bulls, the three-time defending National Basketball Association champions, into first place in the Eastern Conference. They are a half-game ahead of the Atlanta Hawks.

Joe Dumars scored 25 points and Terry Mills 19 for the Pistons. They combined for 21 points in the first quarter, helping the Pistons to a 30-18 lead. Detroit pulled ahead 36-22 early in the second period before Pippen scored eight points and Steve Kerr six as Chicago ended the half with a 24-10 run and tied the game 46-46.

The Bulls scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter, going ahead 75-70. They led the rest of the way.

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