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The Pistons are in Chicago

The Pistons are in Chicago tonight (8:30, TV20) looking to shake off last night's loss to the Kings. But be warned: Chicago always seems to have the Pistons' number in the regular season, even when they don't have anyone else's. Plus, when the Pistons drop a game, they tend to do it in pairs: eight of their 11 losses this year have been part of a back-to-back defeat. (Is there such a thing as a "reverse jinx?" I hope so ...)

Kirk Hinrich is likely to sit out for the Bulls, which puts Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup next to Chris Duhon. I have no clue who the Bulls plan to guard whom in Detroit's backcourt, but either Rip Hamilton or Chauncey Billups will have an advantage all night long, even (especially?) when Ben Gordon comes off the bench.

Also, like I said last night in my post-game post for HOOPSWORLD, I'm curious if Walter Herrmann's PT last night was an effort to get him sharp for matching up with Andres Nocioni tonight. Those guys are teammates on the Argentinian team, it should be fun to watch them go at each other, even if it's only for a few minutes.

That's enough pseudo-analysis for now: as always, leave your thoughts in the comments.