Bulls F Luol Deng out with tight 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.