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Kelly Tripucka scored a team-record 56 points Saturday night...

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Kelly Tripucka scored a team-record 56 points Saturday night to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 128-126 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Tripucka hit on 18 of 26 field-goal attempts and 20 of 22 free throws to break the old Pistons record of 54 points set by Dave Bing against the Bulls on Feb. 21, 1971.

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Tripucka had 28 points in each half.

Detroit, which trailed 113-105 with 7:10 to play, went ahead to stay at 122-120 on a 15-foot jumper by Tripucka with 2:01 remaining. The shot tied Bing's record.

Vinnie Johnson sealed the Pistons' first win in three games with four free throws in the last 1:09.

Tripucka, who missed Friday's game with Cleveland because of the flu, had 17 points in the second quarter, including a field goal with 27 seconds to play, that gave the Pistons a 66-58 lead -- their biggest margin of the half.

Chicago outscored Detroit 19-6 in the first four minutes of the third quarter to take a 79-72 lead. Dave Corzine, David Greenwood and Tracy Jackson combined for 15 points in the Bulls' surge. Chicago led 100-97 at the end of the third period. Isiah Thomas added 20 points for Detroit, 23-23.

Corzine topped Chicago with 19 points, Reggie Theus and Quintin Dailey had 18 each and Greenwood and Jackson finished with 17. Chicago's record fell to 15-30.

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