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Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry Part 1:
Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry Part 1: ''Bad Boys'' Dominate (1988 & 1989 Playoffs)
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Larry Legend
Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons rivalry_1/2
Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons rivalry_1/2
Published: 2009/10/23
Channel: m8use
The Moment Started Detroit Pistons & Chicago Bulls Rivalry feat. Michael Jordan
The Moment Started Detroit Pistons & Chicago Bulls Rivalry feat. Michael Jordan
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Oldskoolbball
NBA Players And Coaches on Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry (Real Talk)
NBA Players And Coaches on Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry (Real Talk)
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Oldskoolbball
Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons rivalry 2/2
Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons rivalry 2/2
Published: 2009/10/23
Channel: m8use
Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry Part 2: Bulls Inching Closer, Finally Prevail (1990 & 1991 Playoffs)
Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry Part 2: Bulls Inching Closer, Finally Prevail (1990 & 1991 Playoffs)
Published: 2014/10/23
Channel: Larry Legend
NBA on NBC Intro - 1992 - Bulls vs. Pistons - Rivalry - Michael Jordan
NBA on NBC Intro - 1992 - Bulls vs. Pistons - Rivalry - Michael Jordan
Published: 2017/01/04
Channel: NBA Vids
Detroit Pistons | Unforgettable Moments: The Jordan Rules
Detroit Pistons | Unforgettable Moments: The Jordan Rules
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: DetPistonsOfficial
Pistons-Bulls (1989): All Cheap Shots, Altercations, and Techs
Pistons-Bulls (1989): All Cheap Shots, Altercations, and Techs
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
John Salley on Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry: We Put Jordan on His Back (Part 4)
John Salley on Bulls vs Pistons Rivalry: We Put Jordan on His Back (Part 4)
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: djvlad
NBA TV Open Court: Handshake
NBA TV Open Court: Handshake
Published: 2013/10/03
Channel: NBA
Chicago Bulls - Detroit Pistons | 1991 Playoffs | ECF Game 4: Bad Boys are History
Chicago Bulls - Detroit Pistons | 1991 Playoffs | ECF Game 4: Bad Boys are History
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: kOrOne79
NBA - 1990 Pistons Vs Bulls (ECF Game 3)
NBA - 1990 Pistons Vs Bulls (ECF Game 3)
Published: 2014/12/18
Channel: Fluxhoops
Last 2 Minutes of Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Game in 1991 (MICHAEL JORDAN = GOAT)
Last 2 Minutes of Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls Game in 1991 (MICHAEL JORDAN = GOAT)
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: YouuToobe
Michael Jordan Story - Bulls – Knicks rivalry : 1992 Playoffs  (中文字幕)
Michael Jordan Story - Bulls – Knicks rivalry : 1992 Playoffs (中文字幕)
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: T Stephen
Bulls vs Knicks Rivalry Part 1: The War Has Begun (1992 & 1993 Playoffs)
Bulls vs Knicks Rivalry Part 1: The War Has Begun (1992 & 1993 Playoffs)
Published: 2014/04/08
Channel: Larry Legend
CHICAGO Vs DETROIT when RIVALRIES still EXISTED
CHICAGO Vs DETROIT when RIVALRIES still EXISTED
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Who's THE Doc
Bulls Vs Pistons Fight  11.12 .1991
Bulls Vs Pistons Fight 11.12 .1991
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: LordSosa23
Ode To
Ode To '91 - 'Bad Boy' Pistons Walk Off With 7.9 Seconds Left Vs Bulls
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: SLAM
1993 Bulls vs Pistons Jordan Knocked Down Plus Some More Fight
1993 Bulls vs Pistons Jordan Knocked Down Plus Some More Fight
Published: 2011/02/25
Channel: Svinjska Polutka
1991 Chicago Bulls-Beating the Bad Boys
1991 Chicago Bulls-Beating the Bad Boys
Published: 2011/03/13
Channel: Adam Wang
March 14 1993 Bulls vs Pistons highlights
March 14 1993 Bulls vs Pistons highlights
Published: 2016/12/02
Channel: alexmj basketball
TEC: Bulls-Pistons Rivalry
TEC: Bulls-Pistons Rivalry 'Punches Are Thrown'
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Thuzio
November 11 1992 Bulls vs Pistons highlights
November 11 1992 Bulls vs Pistons highlights
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: alexmj basketball
Comm 150 rivalry between bulls and Pistons
Comm 150 rivalry between bulls and Pistons
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Ramon Vazquez
TEC: Bulls-Pistons Rivalry with Bill Cartwright, Rick Mahorn
TEC: Bulls-Pistons Rivalry with Bill Cartwright, Rick Mahorn
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Thuzio
Michael Jordan (46-7-5) 1989 ECF Gm 3 vs. Pistons - Killing the Bad Boys, Game Winner over Rodman
Michael Jordan (46-7-5) 1989 ECF Gm 3 vs. Pistons - Killing the Bad Boys, Game Winner over Rodman
Published: 2016/04/13
Channel: The NBA Showtime
Pistons and Bulls "Rivalry@
Pistons and Bulls "Rivalry@
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: John Wylie
Chicago Bulls - Detroit Pistons | 1991 Playoffs | ECF Game 1: The statement game
Chicago Bulls - Detroit Pistons | 1991 Playoffs | ECF Game 1: The statement game
Published: 2008/01/28
Channel: kOrOne79
Detroit Pistons | Pistons Hits: Pistons vs. Bulls Rivalry
Detroit Pistons | Pistons Hits: Pistons vs. Bulls Rivalry
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: DetPistonsOfficial
Bulls vs. Pistons - 1996 (Michael Jordan 53 points)
Bulls vs. Pistons - 1996 (Michael Jordan 53 points)
Published: 2009/03/08
Channel: Scottie33Pippen
Chicago Bulls Vs. New York Knicks: 1990
Chicago Bulls Vs. New York Knicks: 1990's Rivalry
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: TwoThreeForever
Detroit Pistons BAD BOYS fights
Detroit Pistons BAD BOYS fights
Published: 2010/11/18
Channel: LarsLakers
Bulls vs. Pistons 1997 (Christmas Day game)
Bulls vs. Pistons 1997 (Christmas Day game)
Published: 2009/01/22
Channel: Scottie33Pippen
1992 Pistons vs Bulls
1992 Pistons vs Bulls
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Classic Sports Audio & Video With a Chicago Flavor
NBA bulls vs pistons rivalry recap (92-93 season)
NBA bulls vs pistons rivalry recap (92-93 season)
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Hokupguy
Pistons "Walk Off" against Bulls in Game 4 of 1991 ECF
Pistons "Walk Off" against Bulls in Game 4 of 1991 ECF
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Ball Is Life
Michael Jordan 61 Points vs Detroit Pistons - Inhuman Plays! (March 4, 1987)
Michael Jordan 61 Points vs Detroit Pistons - Inhuman Plays! (March 4, 1987)
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Oldskoolbball
May 17 1992 Bulls vs Knicks game 7 highlights
May 17 1992 Bulls vs Knicks game 7 highlights
Published: 2015/10/16
Channel: alexmj basketball
April 12 1993 Bulls vs Pistons highlights
April 12 1993 Bulls vs Pistons highlights
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: alexmj basketball
1997 Bulls VS Pistons (25 12 1996)
1997 Bulls VS Pistons (25 12 1996)
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: Alex GR
Bulls vs Pistons - 1996 (72-10 season) NBC game
Bulls vs Pistons - 1996 (72-10 season) NBC game
Published: 2009/01/28
Channel: Scottie33Pippen
5 Biggest NBA Rivalries
5 Biggest NBA Rivalries
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: NBA DAB
Death by Mid-Range: Isiah Thomas Eliminates Michael Jordan and the Bulls (1989)
Death by Mid-Range: Isiah Thomas Eliminates Michael Jordan and the Bulls (1989)
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Ryan Van Dusen
Bulls vs Knicks- The 1990s Rivalry
Bulls vs Knicks- The 1990s Rivalry
Published: 2011/02/10
Channel: tomlevy2000
1990 ECF Game 1 Chicago Bulls@Detroit Pistons - Michael Jordan 34 pts vs Joe Dumars 27 pts
1990 ECF Game 1 Chicago Bulls@Detroit Pistons - Michael Jordan 34 pts vs Joe Dumars 27 pts
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: Karol K
Michael Jordan 59 Points vs Detroit Pistons - Unconcious Shooting ! (April 4, 1988)
Michael Jordan 59 Points vs Detroit Pistons - Unconcious Shooting ! (April 4, 1988)
Published: 2016/12/09
Channel: Oldskoolbball
Michael Jordan 1990: 47 points vs Pistons (Game 3)
Michael Jordan 1990: 47 points vs Pistons (Game 3)
Published: 2009/05/08
Channel: ForEmily23
Jordan Rules: A Detroit Pistons Secret to Stopping MJ
Jordan Rules: A Detroit Pistons Secret to Stopping MJ
Published: 2014/09/27
Channel: Barry Walton
1991 NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons
1991 NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls vs Detroit Pistons
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: ginoongkamote
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Bulls–Pistons rivalry
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Chicago Bulls
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Detroit Pistons
First meeting October 28, 1966
Latest meeting March 22, 2017
Next meeting January 13, 2018
Statistics
Meetings total 289 meetings
All-time series 145–144 (DET)
Regular season series 128–126 (CHI)
Postseason results 19–16 (DET)
Longest win streak
Current win streak CHI W1
Post-season history

The Bulls–Pistons rivalry is an NBA rivalry between the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons. The rivalry began in the late 1980s and was one of the most intense in NBA history for a couple of years, when Michael Jordan evolved into one of the league's best players and the Pistons became a playoff contender.

History[edit]

1988–90: The Bad Boys & Jordan Rules[edit]

The rivalry started in the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals after the Pistons and Bulls beat the Bullets and Cavs in the first round 3-2. The aggressive Bad Boys, as Detroit became known, were the rising power in the Eastern Conference. Michael Jordan, on the other hand, was league MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and the ultimate challenge for the Pistons' top-notch defense. In a nationally televised game in Detroit on Easter Sunday, Jordan torched the Pistons for 59 in a 112-110 Bulls victory (He burned them for 61 in a 125-120 OT victory in 1987). This angered Chuck Daly, who vowed never to allow him to light them up again. Despite Jordan's individual skills, the Bulls lacked the talent and mental toughness to beat Detroit, who ravaged Chicago in 5. The Pistons went on to beat Boston in 6 and won their first Conference title since they moved from Fort Wayne.

In 1989, the Pistons were stronger than ever, having posted a season-best record of 63-19. They reached the Conference Finals by sweeping the Celtics and Bucks. The 6th-seeded Bulls (47-35) had surprising success in the playoffs by upsetting the Cavs 3-2 with The Shot and Knicks 4-2. The Bulls met Detroit in the Eastern Conference Finals. Their success continued as they took a 2-1 series lead. But the Pistons clamped down and employed the "Jordan Rules" (which consisted of solely targeting Jordan) which worked so well for them the year prior. While they remained mum about them when asked by the media, many Pistons today say that it was just another psychological ploy they made up to throw the Bulls off their game. According to Pistons forward Rick Mahorn,

The Pistons took a stand and won 3 straight and went on to win their first NBA title.

While both teams intensely disliked each other, there was particular animosity between Michael Jordan and Pistons star Isiah Thomas. Thomas, who was a Chicago native and basketball legend in the city, felt that Jordan was taking the city away from him and getting unearned attention. Thomas was accused of leading a so-called "freeze-out" in the 1985 NBA All-Star Game that involved Thomas and other NBA veterans keeping the ball away from Jordan. In retaliation, when the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team was being formed Isiah was not part of the team, which people attribute to Jordan and Scottie Pippen stating that they did not want to play if Thomas was on the team, with Pippen going as far to label him as a "cheap shot artist".[2]

For the 1989-90 season under new coach Phil Jackson, the Bulls sought to subvert the "Jordan Rules" by focusing on the triangle offense refined by assistant coach Tex Winter. By sharing responsibility rather than shouldering it, Jordan led Chicago to the second-best record in the East at 55-27 behind the defending champion Pistons, who finished 59-23. The rematch was set up when Detroit swept Indiana in the opening round, then ousted New York in 5. The Bulls beat the Bucks in 4 and 76ers in 5. In an Eastern Conference Finals rematch, Chicago pushed Detroit to the limit. But the Pistons showed their dominance and won Game 7 at home. The Pistons went on to win their 2nd straight NBA title against the Blazers.

1991: The Bulls finally break through[edit]

The Game 7 loss resulted in a stronger Bulls team the following season. With greater concentration on teamwork, they posted the best record in the East at 61-21 and Jordan regained the MVP award after years of being called a selfish player. The Pistons would drop to third in the East with a record of 50-32. Both teams meet in the Conference Finals for the third straight year, with Chicago holding home-court advantage for the first time. The Bulls reached the Conference Finals by sweeping the Knicks and beating the 76ers in 5, while the Pistons disposed of Atlanta in 5 and beat Boston in 6. While some still doubted Chicago and maintained that Detroit's psychological edge and bench strength would loom over the series, the Bulls' 3 years of growing pains gave them the drive that inspired the greatness necessary to defeat the Pistons. Proving their growth, Chicago swept Detroit. Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer and Mark Aguirre, in their last show of defiance, walked off the court with 7.9 seconds left so as not to congratulate them. Only Joe Dumars and John Salley shook hands with any of the Bulls.[3][4] In the NBA Finals, the Bulls defeated Magic Johnson's Lakers to win their 1st NBA title.[5]

Dormancy[edit]

The Pistons and Bulls would never again meet in the playoffs during the Bulls dynasty, although they came close in both 1992 and 1997; had the Pistons won their first round series in both years, they would have met in the Conference Semifinals.

Following their 1991 sweep, James Edwards and Vinnie Johnson would leave the Pistons as free agents, and the team would see a steady decline. Chuck Daly would resign as head coach after the 1991-92 season. Following Daly's departure, the Pistons went through a lengthy transitional period, as key players either retired (Laimbeer in 1993 and Thomas in 1994) or got traded (John Salley, Dennis Rodman among others). They would bottom out in the 1993-94 season, finishing only 20-62.

With the arrival of Grant Hill (drafted 3rd overall in 1994), the Pistons once again became a playoff team in the latter half of the 1990s. Despite seeing some success during that period, they never became true title contenders until Joe Dumars was hired as President of Basketball Operations. Dumars eventually formed a team similar to his own: a group of players who played a hard-nosed, defensively strong, fundamentally sound, team-oriented style of play.

Meanwhile, the Bulls proceeded to win 6 titles in 8 years, including two three-peats, with an early retirement and return of Michael Jordan in between. Former Piston Dennis Rodman, would be traded to the Bulls in 1995 and play an integral part in the second three-peat (John Salley and James Edwards were also on the team during the record-breaking 72-win 1995-96 season). After the 6th title, the Bulls were dramatically dismantled: Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Rodman, and coach Phil Jackson all left. Afterwards, the Bulls had five losing seasons and did not yield a competitive squad until former Bull John Paxson (who was a member of the first 3 title teams) became the GM and acquired players to form a team with efficient perimeter offense and strong interior defense.

The rivalry returns[edit]

The rivalry was restored in the 2006 offseason when the Bulls signed free agent Ben Wallace, the cornerstone of the Pistons' defense. The addition of Wallace was immediately felt when the Bulls won the first regular season game in a blowout against the defending champion Miami Heat, the team that defeated the Pistons in the 2006 Eastern Conference Finals.

The move of Ben Wallace stymied the Pistons early in the season, as the team sought to look for consistency without him. Dumars took the initiative and signed Chris Webber, who was just released from the 76ers. Soon, the Pistons regained their edge, proving that their vaunted defense that took them to the Eastern Conference Finals for four straight seasons was not dependent on Ben Wallace alone.

The teams met in the Eastern Conference Semifinals after the Pistons swept the Magic and the Bulls swept the Heat. The Pistons dominated the early parts of the series, stifling the Bulls' guards to sub-40% shooting to win not only the first two games at home, but also the first game in Chicago, in which the Pistons came back from a 17-point deficit in the second half. The Bulls shut down the Pistons' offense in the next two games to win Games 4 and 5. However, the Pistons won Game 6 in Chicago, winning the series 4-2.

Another Dormant Period[edit]

The Pistons made it back to the Conference Finals in 2008. Chauncey Billups was traded early in the 2009 season, and they steadily declined. The Cleveland Cavaliers swept them in 2009. The Pistons signed free-agents Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, and welcomed back Ben Wallace that offseason. However, injuries demoted them from an Eastern Conference power, winning only 27 games in the 2010 season, thus a rebuilding period for the team began. The team did manage to make it to the playoffs once again in 2016, once again losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a four-game sweep.

After missing the playoffs in a dismal 2008, the Bulls earned the first pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. They selected Chicago native Derrick Rose. The Bulls steadily rose to one of the NBA's elite teams; after a pair of 41-win seasons in Rose's first two seasons, the Bulls signed free-agent forward Carlos Boozer, and with the development of Joakim Noah to one of the best centers in the league, the Bulls rose the ranks in the Eastern Conference. However, subsequent injuries to Rose demoted them from being an elite team, and the team would struggle with inconsistency for several years. After trading Rose in 2016 and star forward Jimmy Butler in 2017, another rebuilding period began for the Bulls.

It is unknown what the future holds for the Bulls-Pistons rivalry, as both teams are in transition.

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharp, Drew (December 25, 2007). "The best of Pistons-Bulls rivalry". Detroit Free Press. 
  2. ^ "SportsCentury: Isiah Thomas". Youtube. May 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stone, Mike; Regner, Art (2008). The Great Book of Detroit Sports Lists. Running Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-7624-3354-4. Retrieved February 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Banks, Lacy J. (March 12, 2011). "Amid Bulls celebration, Scottie Pippen has no regrets". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on February 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sachare, Alex (March 12, 2003). "PISTONS: Reliving the Pistons-Bulls rivalry". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 2005-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 

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