Rapid Reaction: Bulls 93, Pacers 85

December, 20, 2011
12/20/11
9:26
PM CT
Friedell By Nick Friedell
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how Chicago Bulls rolled to their second preseason win in a row, 93-85, over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at the United Center.

How it happened: Carlos Boozer played very well scoring 24 points and pulling down seven rebounds as the Bulls looked solid throughout the night. Richard Hamilton made his Bulls debut a good one scoring 13 points, dishing out six assists and grabbing three rebounds. Luol Deng added 14 points.

What it means: Yes, it was just one preseason game, but with Hamilton in the lineup the Bulls look like they added the piece they were missing last season -- a legitimate two-guard option who is a consistent offensive threat. Hamilton looked like he fit right into what the Bulls had already started building last season. He also appears to be in good shape. If he can stay healthy throughout the season, he is going to really help the Bulls.

Stat of the night: The Bulls had 30 assists on the night.

What's next: The Bulls open up the regular season on Christmas Day in Los Angeles against the Lakers.

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Chicago Bulls beat reporter
Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Derrick Rose
PTS AST STL MIN
15.9 4.3 0.5 31.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Noah 11.3
AssistsJ. Noah 5.4
StealsJ. Butler 1.9
BlocksJ. Noah 1.5