Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
And down go the Bulls, falling 117-95 to the Pistons in our final schedule alert game in March and our next-to-last schedule alert game of the 2017-18 regular season. The Pistons jumped out to a 36-20 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Meanwhile, the Bulls finished the season 0-4 in schedule alert games. But if the Bulls looked tired tonight in Detroit, you can't blame them. Tonight marked the Bulls' fifth game in eight days, their third game in four days and the second of a back-to-back set. They hosted the Bucks last night, then headed out immediately afterward -- losing an hour along the way -- for Detroit to face the Pistons less than 24 hours later. Schedule alert has correctly picked 41 of 53 (77.4%) games this season, including seven of nine "red alert" games.