Noah's big night leads Bulls over Pistons 108-104

Noah's big night leads Bulls over Pistons 108-104
December 7, 2012, 10:07 pm
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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, right, goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons forward Andre Drummond (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Joakim Noah had 30 points and 23 rebounds, setting career highs in both categories and helping the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons for the 16th straight time, 108-104 on Friday night.

Chicago trailed by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, but the Bulls rallied toward the end of the half and took control in the fourth quarter.

All five Chicago starters finished in double figures, including Carlos Boozer with 24 points. Luol Deng and Marco Belinelli scored 16 apiece.

Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 24 points and Brandon Knight added 21. The Pistons had 28 rebounds on the night, only five more than Noah had by himself.

Noah's previous career highs were 26 points and 21 rebounds.