I could argue for either team. I'm sure the owners will do that.
Both Westbrook and Parker have the ability to completely take over a game. Maybe Westbrook is more explosive, but he also has more potential to play poorly. I'll call their matchup a wash.
Tony Allen will annoy the hell out of Klay Thompson on defense , but I'm not sure how much scoring Allen will provide himself. The Bulls have a very tough frontcourt defensively. The Hibbert/West combo is difficult to defend, but I give the Bulls a small edge here - I think Noah/Bosh can slow down West, and Hibbert will get his, but doesn't have that necessary killer mentality.
Both Deng and Battier are likely to help out in the low post in defending their opponents inside threats. Deng is more of a difference maker than Battier, so he gets the edge in that matchup.
Neither team has a great bench. Detroit has major length with Thomas and Aminu, and Camby is always a tough defender inside. Hard to know what you'll get from Wallace/Odom this late in their careers, as they've shown inconsistency in the last few seasons. I think Sessions/Williams will be more help to Chicago's backcourt than Cole/Barbosa.
Since the teams are pretty much completely even....in a tough series, I want the team that has a more intense mentality. In a close game, I think the Pistons would rely on Parker and West for clutch scoring. I think the matchup of West against either Bosh/Noah will annoy and frustrate him, majorly hurting his midrange game. Therefore, Parker is the main option (and not a bad one) for them in the last 5 minutes of a close game.
The Bulls have an uber-intense (and sometimes selfish) Westbrook, who can take over a game more effectively than anyone on the floor here. They have a battle-tested Chris Bosh, capable of scoring with a dagger in the clutch. Battier can hang behind the 3-point line and break the Pistons heart. Noah has the ability to make a clutch defensive/hustle play, and his ferocious energy should vibe well with Bosh and Westbrook's intensity. Playoff-experienced Mo Williams can come off the bench and hit a big 3. There's also Corey Brewer hanging around, and he can hit a clutch shot or two. If Westbrook's in unstoppable mode, Klay could get left alone, and that could hurt the Pistons as well. I think the Bulls have way more going for them in a tight game, in my opinion.
When this whole thing started, I thought the Pistons came out of the draft with the best team. However, in this matchup, I like the Bulls a little better. I think when push comes to shove, they're more ferocious and intense. I prefer the Bosh/Noah/Battier combo over Deng/West/Hibbert in the last 5 minutes of a big game. Hibbert's excellent, but has never shown the proclivity to take over when needed.
I'm going with the Bulls here. Definitely not an easy choice. Parker is an awesome player, and West can have ice water in his veins, but the Bulls just have a little more going for them when the game gets fierce.