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Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) tries to protect the ball away from Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday.

Jennings leads Pistons over Bulls 92-75

CHICAGO – Brandon Jennings scored 33 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 92-75 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Andre Drummond (14 rebounds), Greg Monroe (12) and Josh Smith (10) helped Detroit to a 51-44 rebounding edge as the Pistons (10-10) stretched their road winning streak to four games dating to Nov. 24.

It was Detroit’s first victory in Chicago since Feb. 24, 2006. The Pistons had lost 14 in a row at the United Center.

The Bulls (8-10) shot 33 percent from the floor while playing without leading scorer Luol Deng, who was sidelined by tightness in his left calf. He is averaging 26.2 points over his last six games.

Taj Gibson led Chicago with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Mike Dunleavy Jr. scored 16 and Carlos Boozer finished with 13 points.

The Pistons outscored the Bulls 24-9 in the third quarter to break away from a first-half tie.

Jennings made 12 of 22 shots from the floor, including a 5-for-8 performance from 3-point range. The Pistons shot 12 for 19 from beyond the arc overall.

Kyle Singler scored 12 points for Detroit, and Josh Harrellson had 10.

Deng is day to day. Already without star point guard Derrick Rose, the Bulls were missing their two best scorers, and it showed.

After 11 points in the first quarter, Boozer didn’t score again until the final two minutes.

Gibson was especially active on the offensive glass. He battled for two offensive boards and a putback on one possession three minutes into the second quarter.

Detroit went 6 for 8 from 3-point range in the first half to make up for an inability to finish inside. The Pistons failed to convert a bunch of opportunities under the rim but the game was tied at 47 at halftime.

Chicago has lost seven of its last nine games, but was coming off a 20-point win over Miami on Thursday.

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