The Detroit Pistons lost a game Wednesday that reduced simply: Joakim Noah wanted the ball more than they did.

Noah's effort on a ball sailing out of bounds created a game-winning three-point play for Marco Belinelli with 7.5 seconds left as the Chicago Bulls survived an upset bid at United Center, 85-82.

The Pistons had two good looks at 3-pointers in the final seconds but Tayshaun Prince's effort from the left wing rimmed out and Rodney Stuckey's try from the right wing, after a Brandon Knight rebound, caromed off the rim.

The game-winning play came after Belinelli missed well short with a baseline jumper. As the ball sailed out of bounds, Noah flew over the line and saved it back to Belinelli, whose follow-up floater fell as Stuckey fouled him.

It was the Pistons' 17th consecutive loss to the Bulls and came after they led by 17 points in the third quarter. It was the 11th time this season they lost after holding a double-digit lead.

The Pistons (16-26) led 68-57 after three quarters until a Nate Robinson-led rally pushed the Bulls into a six-point lead after 22-5 run to start the fourth.

Robinson had nine points and a pass between Andre Drummond's legs for a Noah dunk during that stretch.

Just as it looked the Pistons would slip away quietly, they scored the next seven points -- two Stuckey jumpers sandwiched around a Prince 3-pointer -- and regained the lead 80-79.

Jimmy Butler's 3-pointers gave the Bulls back the lead before Jason Maxiell's layup with 29.4 seconds left tied it 82-82.