Hansbrough, Boozer talking it up

April, 20, 2011
4/20/11
5:53
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By Mark Montieth
ESPNChicago.com
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Carlos Boozer and Tyler Hansbrough received double technical fouls in Game 2.Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty ImagesCarlos Boozer and Tyler Hansbrough received double technical fouls in Game 2.
INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the more intriguing -- and potentially adversarial -- match-ups in the Bulls-Pacers Eastern Conference quartefinal series has been between Bulls forward Carlos Boozer and the Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough.

Hansbrough outscored Boozer 22-12 in Game 1. Boozer bounced back with 17 points and 16 rebounds in Game 2 while Hansbrough hit just 2-of-12 shots and scored six points as the Bulls took a 2-0 series lead.

They were called for a double-technical foul in Game 2.

"It seemed like he wanted to talk a little more [in Game2] than [Game 1]," Hansbrough said Wednesday. "That's the way it is in the league."

Hansbrough declined to relate specifics of their conversation, although he confirmed it was about current events rather than their college rivalry. Boozer attended Duke while Hansbrough went to North Carolina.

"I'm not going to repeat anything; you'd have to use a lot of bleeps and then there wouldn't be much to say," Hansbrough said. "You try to limit [responses], but sometimes you get frustrated and slip up and say something you shouldn't have."

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