Pistons at Bulls: Dwyane Wade out; Robin Lopez could face suspension

Who: Detroit Pistons (34-37) at Chicago Bulls (33-38)
When: 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 22
Where: United Center, Chicago, Ill.
TV: FOX Sports Detroit
Radio: 105.1 WMGC-FM (listen live) and the Pistons Radio Network
Line: Pistons -1 1/2 (199 1/2)
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* Detroit won’t have much time to ponder it crushing loss at Brooklyn, because another game is on deck. The Pistons are in Chicago to play the Bulls on the second night of a back-to-back for both teams.

* The Bulls dropped a 122-120 overtime game to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, but that wasn’t the headline. Robin Lopez and the Raptors’ Serge Ibaka got into a mid-game fistfight, prompting the ejection of both and likely suspension of Lopez.

* The Pistons are likely to stick with their same starting lineup, though even Stan Van Gundy teased that may be up in the air after Tuesday night’s stinker. For now: Reggie Jackson (PG), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG), Marcus Morris (SF), Tobias Harris (PF) and Andre Drummond (C).

* If Lopez is suspended and cannot play, here’s what Chicago’s starting lineup could look like: Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic, Paul Zipser, and Joffrey Lauvergne. Dwyane Wade (elbow) remains out.

* Detroit is 3-10 on the second game of back-to-backs. Chicago is 8-7. 

* Like the Pistons, Chicago is a bottom-10 offensive team. The Bulls are averaging 102.1 points per game and shooting at a 44 percent clip. They have eclipsed the 100-point mark just three times in their last 11 games, a stretch in which they 3-11.

* This is the fourth and final regular-season meeting between the two teams. Detroit is 2-1 against the Bulls this season, including a 109-95 win over Chicago March 6 at the Palace.

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