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NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Chicago



(Saturday, November 16th)

Final Score: Chicago 110, Indiana 94

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Luol Deng led seven Chicago players in double figures with 23 points, and the Bulls handed the Indiana Pacers their first loss of the season with an impressive 110-94 verdict at the United Center.

Indiana hadn't allowed less than 91 points in getting off to a 9-0 start, but the Bulls shot 50.6 percent from the field and went a scorching 11-of-19 from 3-point range en route to their fourth consecutive victory following a 1-3 beginning to the campaign.

Derrick Rose, back from a mild hamstring injury that kept him out of Friday's clash with Toronto, knocked down 6-of-11 attempts from beyond the arc as part of a 20-point effort. The Bulls also received 15 and 13 points, respectively, from reserves Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich while dominating the Pacers from virtually start-to-finish.

"We're just focused on getting better," Gibson said, adding that this was not a statement win. "We just came out and executed well and it worked our way. We understand we have a long way to go."

The Bulls also held Indiana star Paul George to a season-low 12 points on 3- of-14 shooting and led by as many as 33 points in the rout.

Roy Hibbert topped the Pacers with 14 points and 10 rebounds, with David West and Chris Copeland finishing with 13 points in the loss.

"They had great energy and played harder. They wanted to beat us. We didn't play like we wanted to beat them," West said.

Chicago wasted little time in making a statement, building a 15-5 lead just over 4 1/2 minutes in on the strength of a 10-0 run that Rose ignited with his first 3-pointer of the night. Deng poured in 12 points during the opening period to stake the Bulls to a 31-20 advantage entering the second.

The Bulls didn't turn down the intensity in the second quarter, with the margin stretching to 42-24 midway through the frame following a successful tip-in by Gibson. Rose later buried two more triples within a 49-second span to increase the lead to 53-30, then sank another just before the close of the half to send Chicago into the break owning a substantial 60-35 cushion.

Chicago made 12-of-18 field goal attempts, including all five of its tries from beyond the arc, during the second quarter while holding the Pacers to a woeful 7-of-28 success rate from the floor for the session.

Indiana failed to make any headway in the third quarter, with the Bulls pushing the lead to 82-49 after Jimmy Butler was fouled while hitting a 3- pointer and converting the ensuing bonus shot. Chicago was ahead comfortably, 84-59, entering the fourth.

The Pacers were able to trim their deficit somewhat in the late stages, outscoring Chicago by a 12-5 count over the final four-plus minutes.

Game Notes

George had netted at least 21 points in each of Indiana's first nine games ... Including the 2011 Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Bulls are 13-5 in their last 18 meetings with Indiana when Rose plays. The Pacers won three of the four matchups between the clubs last season, which Rose missed while recovering from a torn ACL ... Copeland went 3-for-4 from 3-point range, but the rest of Indiana's roster combined to go 1-of-12 from long distance ... Chicago improved to 4-0 at home this season

11/17 00:49:10 ET

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Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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