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Paul Sancya, Associated Press
Chicago Bulls guard Ronnie Brewer (11) drives past Detroit Pistons' Damien Wilkins (9), Ben Gordon (8) and Jason Maxwiell (54) as Bulls' Omer Asik (3) looks on during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Richard Hamilton scored 14 points in his return to The Palace, and the Chicago Bulls shut down the Detroit Pistons in a 99-83 victory Wednesday night.

Hamilton started after missing the previous two games with a sore left groin. He received a warm welcome from Detroit fans, many of whom stood and applauded the veteran guard who spent nine years with the Pistons before being waived prior to this season.

Hamilton went 5 of 9 from the field and added five assists. Derrick Rose had 17 points and 10 assists for the Bulls.

Greg Monroe had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit. Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey didn't play in the second half because of a left groin problem.