Huge fourth quarter by Rose allow’s Bulls to blow past Pistons

Derrick Rose matched a career high with 39 points and the Bulls staged a big rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 101-91 on Saturday night.The Bulls trailed by 21 early in the third quarter and was still down 86-73 about three minutes into the fourth when it went on a 19-2 run to pull out a dramatic win in the home opener.Rose was serenaded by “MVP! MVP!” chants down the stretch, and he certainly played like one, scoring eight in the final period, but he had help.Joakim Noah had 15 points and 17 rebounds. Taj Gibson scored 11. James Johnson wound up with eight points and nine rebounds, and the Bulls delivered in the end after coming up short down the stretch in the opener against Oklahoma City.They overcame a spectacular first half by former Bulls star Ben Gordon, who scored all of his 21 points before intermission, and held the Pistons to 4-of-21 shooting in the fourth, making them 0-3 for the first time since they dropped the first four games of the 1999-2000 season.The Pistons carried an 82-67 lead into the fourth after Charlie Villanueva’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer and were still ahead by 13 before C.J. Watson hit a jumper to start the decisive run.In the fourth period,Detroit couldn’t hit water of they fell out of a boat.Johnson nailed a 3 to tie it at 86 with five minutes left, whipping the crowd into a frenzy. A basket by Richard Hamilton briefly put the Pistons back on top, but the Bulls weren’t finished.Gibson hit a fadeaway to tie it again. Noah gave the Bulls their first lead since the first quarter when he tipped in Rose’s missed drive with 2:37 left, and Rose added two free throws to make it 92-88 20 seconds later.

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