Indiana 80, Chicago 76

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #29 Mark Lindsay, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 21152

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 20 15 25 20 80
Chicago 18 19 18 21 76

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 9-9 4-2 5-7 W1
Chicago 8-8 5-5 3-3 L1

Recap


Pacers 80, Bulls 76: Paul George scored 34 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:06 remaining, to lead visiting Indiana to a comeback win.

George's jumper capped a rally and gave the Pacers a 76-74 lead. Indiana had trailed 74-70 but took control down the stretch to finish 3-1 on a road trip that featured stops at the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento and Golden State.

George, held scoreless in 29 minutes Saturday against the Warriors, was 14-for-25 from the field and had nine rebounds. Roy Hibbert, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds, blocked Luol Deng's layup attempt with 5.9 seconds left and Indiana holding a 78-76 lead. David West (10 points) iced the game with two free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining.

Nate Robinson led Chicago with 19 points, but the Bulls fell short of winning three straight for the first time this season. Deng added 17 points while Carlos Boozer had 14 and 10 rebounds.

Bulls shooting guard Richard Hamilton, averaging 13.9 points, is out indefinitely with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. Marco Belinelli started in his place and scored six points in 24 minutes. Chicago, which has played the entire season without former MVP Derrick Rose, fell to 8-8.

GAME NOTEBOOK:  The Pacers are 5-7 away from home. .... Indiana will play its first home game since Nov. 23 on Wednesday, when its hosts Portland. ... The Bulls, who began a stretch of four games in five nights, play at Cleveland on Wednesday. ... The Bulls were 18-9 without Rose last season.

 

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Chicago
Paul George 34 Scoring Nate Robinson 19
George Hill 5 Assists Kirk Hinrich 6
Roy Hibbert 11 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 10
Paul George 5 Free Throws Made Nate Robinson 7
Paul George 3 Steals Jimmy Butler 1
Paul George 2 Blocks Joakim Noah 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 80 36.2 2-10 20-27 17 46 4 10 12
Chicago 76 38.4 4-12 16-20 18 46 7 3 19

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Bulls have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Portland. The Pacers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .700 after a loss.