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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Pacers show Bulls need to keep working

By Jon Greenberg

CHICAGO -- Score one for the little guys. Well, the pretty big little guys anyway.

The Indiana Pacers, the upstart contender from Nowheresville, didn't quite avenge their playoff defeat to the big, bad Chicago Bulls, but a 95-90 win at the United Center definitely put a little spring in their step.

Don't sleep on the guys from Naptown. They have more than enough size and an improved scoring punch since last season.

Indiana gave the Bulls their first home loss of the season, and first drew blood in a battle between the only two teams in the Central Division that can run and chew gum at the same time.

Sure, it's just the Bulls' fourth loss, but the way coach Tom Thibodeau looked after the game, you'd think Tyler Hansbrough smashed his favorite projector.

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