There will be 25 games left after the break and it would mean Jackson would miss 24 games if he's able to return for the February 23 game with Boston coming out of the break.
The moment was the latest step in LaVine's 11-month personal recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee he suffered as a member of the Timberwolves.
Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond versus Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez. In rhythm, he released with ideal form and the ball splashed through the hoop, giving LaVine his first three points just 37 seconds into his Bulls career. If the Detroit bigs can establish themselves early and start getting it done, than Detroit will be in good stead for the win.More news: Centurion Test: South Africa all out for 335
The Bulls are not in a rush to give Zach LaVine a heavy workload, as they are reportedly putting the high-flying guard out of UCLA on a minutes-restriction protocol, per Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic. Minnesota would later trade him last summer to the Bulls in a blockbuster deal that sent him along with Kris Dunn, the rights to draft Lauri Markkanen, and Justin Patton for All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler.
"We just didn't close", Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "All around he's a great player and he's going to bring a lot to the team".
Nikola Mirotic had 16 points and six rebounds off the bench and Bobby Portis scored 15 in the win. Bradley finished with 26 points, 19 in the first half, and Andre Drummond had 21 points and 15 rebounds.More news: Swansea hold misfiring Newcastle to 1-1 draw
Pistons: Forward Stanley Johnson sat out with a sore right hip flexor after missing practice on Friday. "It's his ability to move".
Upset he missed a wide-open, 3-pointer to give the Bulls the lead, Hoiberg said Markkanen apologized to his teammates in the huddle. "(Markkanen) had no hesitation, he rose up and knocked it down.
LaVine on his return: "Not really butterflies, just anxious". It's playing the game I love and it's doing it.More news: India thrash Australia by 100 runs in U-19 World Cup