Zach LaVine scored a season-high 43 points, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the closing minutes to beat the Detroit Pistons 132-118 on Friday night. LaVine looked more like his old explosive self than the guy managing his left knee following offseason surgery. And the Bulls ended the game on a 17-3 run after getting all they could handle from the team with the NBA's worst record. DeMar DeRozan, who went off for 42 points against Milwaukee, shrugged off a slow start to score 22. Nikola Vucevic added 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Bulls won for the fifth time in six games. The Pistons were down two players, with guard Killian Hayes starting a three-game suspension for striking Orlando's Moritz Wagner in the back of the head in Wednesday's win and forward Hamidou Diallo serving a one-game punishment for his role in the altercation.
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