How to Watch Bulls Vs. Pistons in Paris

The Bulls and Pistons will square off in the French capital on Thursday

How to watch Bulls vs. Pistons in Paris originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Who’s ready for some basketball by the Eiffel Tower?

The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons have packed their bags and used their passports for an international showdown in Paris. The matchup marks the NBA’s first game in Paris since January 2020 and the second outside of the U.S. and Canada this year. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-101 in the league’s Mexico City Game on Dec. 17.

Pistons guard Killian Hayes, whose father played in France, is back in the country he grew up in. There are also a handful of players with other European connections: Bulls center Nikola Vucevic is from Montenegro, Bulls guard Goran Dragic is from Slovenia and Pistons forward Bojan Bodganovic is from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Zach LaVine, meanwhile, is hoping this contest is a precursor to another Paris trip. The Bulls guard won a gold medal with Team USA at the most recent Summer Olympics in 2021 and will hope to make the roster again in 2024 when the squad looks to defend its title in France’s capital city.

Before anyone looks too far toward the Olympics, here is how you can catch the action between the Bulls and Pistons in Paris:

When is the Bulls vs. Pistons game in Paris?

The Bulls and Pistons will battle on Thursday, Jan. 19.

What time is the Bulls vs. Pistons game in Paris?

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. CT (9 p.m. local time) at Accor Arena in Paris.

What TV channel has the Bulls vs. Pistons game in Paris?

Bulls fans can catch the game on NBC Sports Chicago, while Pistons fans can watch on Bally Sports Detroit. The national audience can see the game on NBA TV. 

NBC Sports Chicago will have Bulls Pregame Live beginning at 1:30 p.m. CT and Bulls Postgame Live after the final buzzer.

How to stream Bulls vs. Pistons in Paris

NBC Sports Chicago’s coverage can be streamed here and in the MyTeams app.

NBA TV’s coverage can be streamed here and in the NBA app.

Are the Bulls or Pistons the home team in Paris?

Though Thursday’s contest is being played at a neutral site, it counts as one of the Pistons’ 41 home games and one of the Bulls’ 41 road games.

When do the Bulls and Pistons play next?

Both teams played their most recent game on Sunday, and they will get three more off days before they take the court again in the states.

The Bulls will face the Atlanta Hawks in Chicago on Monday, while the Pistons will host the Milwaukee Bucks.

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