The Chicago Bulls have avoided a four-game playoff sweep with a 102-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons in the quarterfinals of the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Luol Deng scored 25 points Sunday while Chicago teammates Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon added 19 each. Despite the loss, the Pistons hold a commanding 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Detroit will try to wrap up the series Tuesday on their home court, where the Pistons blew out Chicago twice after sweeping the Orlando Magic in the first round.
The Utah Jazz are on the brink of advancing to the Western Conference finals after beating the Golden State Warriors, 115-101. Carlos Boozer had 34 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz, who hold a three-games-to-one lead in their series. Utah hosts the Warriors Tuesday.
In games Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the New Jersey Nets, and the Phoenix Suns are in San Antonio to face the Spurs.
The Cavaliers lead the Nets two games to one in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Spurs have the same advantage over the Suns in the West.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.