Detroit Pistons Have No Answers For Nate Robinson in Loss to Chicago Bulls

By Dan Parzych
(Rob Grabowski/USA Today Sports)

Up until the fourth quarter, all signs pointed to the Detroit Pistons pulling off the big road win against the Chicago Bulls–that is until Nate Robinson took over the game.

The small guard helped the Bulls overcome a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter while scoring nine-straight points at one point to help Chicago pull off the impressive 85-82 win. Robinson finished the game with 11 points to go along with 17 points as he helped the team avoid an embarrassing loss to a Detroit team that’s won just 16 games all season.

With Derrick Rose still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs last season, Chicago has needed all of the extra help they can get this season and Robinson is one of the key reasons why this team is still in the hunt in the Eastern Conference. At the moment, the Bulls currently hold on to the No. 4 spot in the playoff standings with a 25-16 record and depending if Rose returns soon–this team could become even stronger.

Rose was recently cleared to participate in full-contact practice–so it appears he may be closer to a return than most people expected at first. Of course, the last thing the Bulls want to see happen is Rose return to the court too soon and injuring his knee again.

Even without Rose in the lineup, the Pistons still couldn’t take advantage of a game they should have ended up winning–which hurts considering wins seem to be rare for them this season.

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