Bulls F Luol Deng out with tight calf

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.