Chicago 92, Indiana 72

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 5, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #18 Matt Boland, #17 Joe Crawford
Attendance - 22106

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 20 23 13 16 72
Chicago 22 20 33 17 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 23-13 11-4 12-9 L1
Chicago 32-8 15-2 17-6 W7

Recap


BULLS 92, PACERS 72:
Derrick Rose scored 11 of his 13 points in the third quarter as host Chicago took over after the break to secure a seventh straight victory and snap Indiana’s six-game winning streak.

Luol Deng scored eight of his team-high 20 points in the third and added six rebounds while Joakim Noah collected nine points and 17 rebounds for the Bulls.

Rose, who chipped in nine assists, went off for 35 points in a win at Philadelphia on Sunday night, but struggled at the beginning Monday. The reigning MVP scored only two points before the break but the Pacers could not do better than a 43-42 lead at the half.

Rose looked just fine in the third, burying a pair of 3-pointers during a 20-4 burst as Chicago took control. Deng closed the run with back-to-back 3-pointers and capped the period with two free throws as the Bulls outscored Indiana 33-13.

The Pacers would draw as close as 83-70 with 3:46 left in the game but the Bulls called timeout and put Deng back in the lineup. The first-time All-Star scored five points in the final 2:47 to put it away as Rose sat out the entire quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Paul George scored 21 points to lead Indiana, which scored only 29 points in the second half. … Chicago went 9 for 15 from 3-point range. … The Pacers shot 34.2 percent, including 3 for 16 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Chicago
Paul George 21 Scoring Luol Deng 20
Roy Hibbert 4 Assists Derrick Rose 9
David West 9 Rebounds Joakim Noah 17
Paul George 5 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 7
Tyler Hansbrough 3 Steals Omer Asik 1
Roy Hibbert 3 Blocks Taj Gibson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 72 34.2 3-16 15-22 18 32 7 11 8
Chicago 92 42.3 9-15 17-27 20 60 8 5 17

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Bulls have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Pacers have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .692 after a loss.
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