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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. If the Detroit Pistons were ever going to end their four-year losing streak to the Chicago Bulls, Friday was the night.
After all, how often will the Pistons ever jump out to a 17-point lead on the Bulls, or score 104 points against one of the NBA's toughest defenses?
It still wasn't enough. For the seventh time this season, the Pistons blew a double-digit lead, letting Joakim Noah and the Bulls extend their personal winning streak to 16 games over the Pistons with a 108-104 victory.
"At this point, I think it is getting into our minds," Tayshaun Prince said. "When you blow a couple leads, it is just something that happens. But when you keep doing it, it is something that you start thinking about and waiting to happen.
"We keep playing good offense and getting out to leads, but we also keep letting down on the defensive end and giving teams a chance to get back into the game.
"That's something we have to stop."
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C Greg Monroe; PF Jason Maxiell; SF Tayshaun Prince; SG Kyle Singler; PG Brandon Knight. Coach: Lawrence Frank.
C Anderson Varejao; PF...