Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/5

Game 1: Saturday, October 5th
Bulls82Final
Pacers76
Game 2: Friday, October 18th
Pacers98Final
Bulls103

Pacers 98

(0-5, 0-2 away)

Bulls 103

(5-0, 3-0 home)

Coverage: NBATV

8:00 PM ET, October 18, 2013

United Center, Chicago, IL

1 2 3 4 T
IND 29 21 25 2398
CHI 21 22 34 26103

Top Performers

Indiana: P. George 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Chicago: D. Rose 32 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast

Derrick Rose scores 32, including eight late, as Bulls drop Pacers

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose scored 32 points, including eight in the final three minutes, and Luol Deng added 22 as the Chicago Bulls remained unbeaten this preseason with a 103-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Rose, who played 31 minutes, also had nine assists and was 9 for 15 from the field, including 4 for 7 from 3-point range, as the Bulls improved to 5-0.

Paul George led the Pacers (0-5) with 22 points.

The Bulls were without Jimmy Butler (left knee contusion) and Joakim Noah (right groin strain). Noah will be shut down for a week in hopes that the rest will clear up the injury that has bothered him since early in training camp.

The schedule said it was a preseason game, but the atmosphere in the United Center definitely had a regular-season feel as the teams expected to compete for the Central Division title battled down the stretch. Both teams finished with mostly starters on the court, which usually isn't the norm in the preseason.

Rose appeared done for the night when he went to the bench late in the third quarter after playing 26 minutes. He had averaged 21.8 points in three previous games as he returns after missing last season following major knee surgery.

But he returned with just more than 5 minutes left and led the Bulls to victory as the crowd of 21,783 cheered as if it were a playoff game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
CHI
Points 98 103
FGM-FGA 34-76 (.447) 31-68 (.456)
3PM-3PA 7-17 (.412) 9-19 (.474)
FTM-FTA 23-35 (.657) 32-41 (.780)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 10-39 6-37
Assists 21 22
Turnovers 16 10
Steals 2 8
Blocks 3 3
Fast Break Points 15 15
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 29 (2/0)

Top Performers

Indiana
Chicago
Paul George George
Points: 22
Reb: 4
Ast: 4
Stl: 1
Blk: 0
Derrick Rose Rose
Points: 32
Reb: 4
Ast: 9
Stl: 0
Blk: 0