Top seven moments in Bulls-Pistons rivalry

Top seven moments in Bulls-Pistons rivalry
March 5, 2014, 11:30 pm
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Mark Strotman

The Bulls and Pistons have one of the most storied rivalries in the NBA, which has created plenty of memorable moments. Tonight the Bulls picked up an 11-point victory behind a triple-double from Joakim Noah. Going all the way back, here are the seven best moments between these two teams, with video above:

7. March 4, 1987

Michael Jordan scorches the Pistons for 61 points, the most by any Bull against Detroit, as Chicago rolls 130-125 in overtime.

6. May 26, 1990

Jordan again goes off, this time in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, for 47 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. The Bulls win 107-102, but ultimately drop the series. But the next year...

5. May 27, 1991

...Jordan and the Bulls get their revenge, and in the closing seconds Isaiah Thomas and the rest of the Pistons (minus Joe Dumars and John Salley) infamously walk off the court without shaking hands with the Bulls, who go on to win their first NBA title.

4. November 11 1992

Scottie Pippen records a triple-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, while Michael Jordan connects on a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Bulls a 108-106 victory early in the season.

3. March 7, 1996

Jordan has one of the most efficient games of his career, scoring 53 points on 21-for-28 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds and six steals in an easy 21-point win.

2. January 10, 2011

Derrick Rose had himself a night, scoring 29 points and handing out seven assists in 1 95-82 win. But his biggest moment of the night when he skied for a one-handed alley-oop jam that got the poster treatment from Stacey King.

1. Dec 7, 2012

Joakim Noah explodes for career-highs in points (30) and rebounds (23) in the Bulls' narrow 108-104 victory.