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John Salmons doesn't want to replace Ben Gordon, he just wants to outplay him

Updated: December 3, 2009, 12:52 AM ET
By Nick Friedell

CHICAGO --When Ben Gordon left town this summer, a lot people wondered whether John Salmons could fill his shoes. He did just that Wednesday night, pulling off the type of hot shooting streak typified by his former teammate.

Salmons paced the Chicago Bulls with 22 points as the Bulls knocked off the Detroit Pistons 92-85, snapping a five-game losing skid in the process.

"It's just good to get a win, period," Salmons said after the game. "It's good to be home. It's good to play ...

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