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David West scored 31 points and George Hill added 20, leading the Indiana Pacers past the Chicago Bulls 97-92 in a Central Division showdown Sunday night.
Indiana (38-22) has won seven of its last eight games, going 6-1 since the All-Star break, and holds a four-game lead over second-place Chicago.
The Bulls were led by Marco Belinelli and Jimmy Butler, who each had 20 points for a team that was missing four important players with injuries.
The difference was clear. Chicago fell behind late in the first quarter and spent most of the rest of the game trying to play catch-up.
The Bulls finally tied the score at 72 on Luol Deng's 8-footer early in the fourth and again at 80 when Butler made two free throws with 7:04 left.
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According to TMZ, former NBA great Michael Jordan’ love child, Grant (aka Taj) Reynolds begged his mother Pamela Smith to file suit against Jordan for paternity and child support.
Danny Granger has only played 18 minutes over the Pacers last 2 games before being shut down due to soreness in the same knee that kept him out most of the season.
According to the Indy Star:
Granger only played eight minutes against the Bulls because of soreness in his left knee, the same knee that caused him to miss most of this season.
He went scoreless, missing all three shots...
Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets, 96-85, on Saturday.
The Bulls went on a 19-0 run that started in the second quarter and stretched into third, giving them an 18-point lead. They opened March on a winning note after going 5-8 in February, just their second losing month in 2 1/2 seasons under coach...
Tom Thibodeau and Derrick Rose both downplayed Rose joining the team on the bench, with the Bulls' head coach saying it might not happen regularly.
The biggest story in sports right now without a doubt is that Derrick Rose sat on the bench on Sunday to watch his mates take on the Indiana Pacers. Derrick Rose Watch has been an exciting and controversial story in the NBA world with media and friends debating if he should even return. Having everybody following his every move from dunking 4 times in a row in a pre-game work...
With 25 games left in the NBA season, two teams look like they have separated themselves from the rest of the pack in the East. Right now the possible match-up between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers is drawing a lot of attention as of late. This match-up is becoming even more interesting because Danny Granger is returning from a knee injury, which makes this Pacers team even...
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Brooklyn Nets (34-25) vs. Chicago Bulls (33-25)
At this point in the season it is the little surprises that have tom ake a coach very happy.
The little things like scoring a big victory, getting another team within your sights in the Playoff race and seeing great individual performances.
A perfectionist like Tom Thibodeau probably does not care so much about...
Huge win against the Raptors after two home losses against them earlier in the season. The 93-81 victory was also important because it prevented a two-game losing streak, it got the Pacers a rare road win, and it keeps them just percentage points out of the second seed in the East behind the Knicks.
David West had 15 and 11, Paul George 22 and 10, and Roy Hibbert returned from...