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Chicago Bulls fall short to the Indiana Pacers 104-120 as Haliburton and Turner lead the way.

The Chicago Bulls (14-19) saw their hopes for a comeback victory dashed tonight as they fell to the Indiana Pacers (16-14) by a score of 104-120. Despite a valiant effort from Patrick Williams (22 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) and DeMar DeRozan (21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists), the Pacers were powered by a dominant performance from Tyrese Haliburton (21 points, 3 rebounds, 20 assists) and Myles Turner (24 points, 6 rebounds, 0 assists).

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Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers

Final Score: Indiana Pacers 120, Chicago Bulls 104

Date: December 29, 2023

Venue: United Center, Chicago

Key Players:

  • Indiana Pacers:
    • Tyrese Haliburton (21 points, 3 rebounds, 20 assists)
    • Myles Turner (24 points, 6 rebounds, 0 assists)
    • Buddy Hield (19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists)
  • Chicago Bulls:
    • Patrick Williams (22 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists)
    • DeMar DeRozan (21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists)
    • Coby White (16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists)

Pacers Take Early Control

The Pacers jumped out to a fast start, with Haliburton orchestrating the offense and Turner finding his rhythm inside. They built a double-digit lead in the first quarter and maintained it throughout the second, heading into halftime with a 63-52 advantage. The Bulls struggled to find their offensive rhythm, relying heavily on DeRozan and Williams to carry the scoring load.

Bulls Mount Comeback, But Fall Short

The Bulls came out firing in the third quarter, fueled by a 12-0 run to cut the deficit to single digits. Coby White (16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists) provided a spark off the bench, and Ayo Dosunmu (15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) chipped in with some timely baskets. However, the Pacers responded with a surge of their own, led by Buddy Hield (19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists) and Bennedict Mathurin (15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist).

Haliburton and Turner Seal the Win

In the fourth quarter, Haliburton and Turner took over the game for the Pacers. Haliburton’s pinpoint passes found open shooters all night, while Turner dominated the paint on both ends of the floor. The Bulls couldn’t find an answer for their inside-out attack, and the Pacers cruised to a comfortable victory.

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Key Stats

  • The Pacers shot 50% from the field compared to the Bulls’ 41%.
  • Haliburton dished out a game-high 20 assists for the Pacers.
  • Turner anchored the Pacers’ defense with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks.
  • DeRozan and Williams led the Bulls’ scoring with 21 and 22 points, respectively.

What’s Next

The Bulls will look to bounce back on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 2nd. The Pacers will return home to host the New York Knicks on the same day.

Additional Informations

  • This was the Pacers’ fourth straight win against the Bulls.
  • Haliburton is averaging a triple-double in his last five games.
  • The Bulls continue to struggle with their shooting, making only 33% of their three-pointers tonight.

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