CHICAGO (AP) -Luol Deng scored 25 points, Kirk Hinrich and Ben Gordon added 19 apiece, and the Chicago Bulls hung on to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-87 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday afternoon.
Unlike Game 3, when the Bulls saw a 19-point lead dissolve into a seven-point loss, Chicago withstood a late push by a Detroit team that had won 12 of 13 closeout games.
The Bulls still have a long way to go to join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only major pro teams to win a best-of-seven series after falling behind 3-0. The Pistons will try to wrap this one up Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Deng was 10-of-15 after shooting 38 percent in the first three games and grabbed 13 rebounds. Hinrich added 10 assists and Ben Wallace grabbed 17 rebounds against his former team.
Chauncey Billups led Detroit with 23 points. Tayshaun Prince added 18, but Richard Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Chris Webber all had rough afternoons.
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