Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/26

Game 1: Friday, October 26th
Pacers90Final
Bulls97

Pacers 90

(4-3, 3-0 away)

Bulls 97

(5-2, 5-1 home)

Coverage: CSNC

7:00 PM ET, October 26, 2012

Joyce Athletic Center, South Bend, IN

1 2 3 4 T
IND 16 27 23 2490
CHI 28 24 26 1997

Top Performers

Indiana: R. Hibbert 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

Chicago: N. Robinson 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 8 Ast

Bulls 97, Pacers 90

Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Nate Robinson replaced Kirk Hinrich in Chicago's starting lineup and had 21 points and eight assists, helping the Bulls hold off the Indiana Pacers, 97-90 at Notre Dame's Joyce Center.

Luol Deng added 17 points for the Bulls, who never trailed and finished the preseason with a 5-2 record, best in the Central Division.

Roy Hibbert led Indiana (4-3) with 17 points and eight rebounds. David West had 16 points and nine boards, and D.J. Augustin totaled 10 points and 13 assists for the Pacers.

Taj Gibson had nine points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Chicago.

Hinrich did not play after straining his right groin Tuesday against Oklahoma City.

Chicago led by 12 early in the fourth quarter, but the Pacers whittled it down to just three with 1:08 to play following West's three-point play. The Bulls answered with consecutive jumpers in the final minute from Richard Hamilton and Robinson, who drained a fallaway with 18 seconds left that just beat the shot clock.

The Bulls led by as many as 15 points in the first quarter. Indiana got the lead down to 52-43 by halftime, thanks to 10 points off the bench from Ian Mahinmi, who finished with 14.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
CHI
Points 90 97
FGM-FGA 36-81 (.444) 36-79 (.456)
3PM-3PA 1-10 (.100) 4-10 (.400)
FTM-FTA 17-21 (.810) 21-32 (.656)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 8-37 13-50
Assists 26 21
Turnovers 14 12
Steals 6 7
Blocks 3 5
Fast Break Points 12 16
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 22 (3/0)

Top Performers

Indiana
Chicago
Roy Hibbert Hibbert
Points: 17
Reb: 8
Ast: 1
Stl: 0
Blk: 2
Nate Robinson Robinson
Points: 21
Reb: 3
Ast: 8
Stl: 0
Blk: 0