Posted Dec 7, 2013 7:18 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng is not going to play against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night because of tightness in his left calf.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Deng has been dealing with the injury since the teams met in Detroit on Nov. 27, a 99-79 win. Chicago has lost six of eight.
Chicago's leading scorer, Deng is averaging 19.4 points per game and 26.2 over his last six.
The Bulls have won 14 straight regular-season home games against Detroit, and 19 of its last 20 overall.
They are 6-1 overall at home this season.
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