Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/26

Game 1: Friday, October 26th
Pacers90Final
Bulls97

Pacers 90

(4-3, 3-0 away)

Bulls 97

(5-2, 5-1 home)

    Coverage: CSNC

    7:00 PM ET, October 26, 2012

    Joyce Athletic Center, South Bend, IN

    1 2 3 4 T
    IND 16 27 23 2490
    CHI 28 24 26 1997

    Top Performers

    Ind: R. Hibbert 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Chi: N. Robinson 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 8 Ast

    Bulls 97, Pacers 90

    Associated Press

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Nate Robinson replaced Kirk Hinrich in Chicago's starting lineup and had 21 points and eight assists, helping the Bulls hold off the Indiana Pacers, 97-90 at Notre Dame's Joyce Center.

    Luol Deng added 17 points for the Bulls, who never trailed and finished the preseason with a 5-2 record, best in the Central Division.

    Roy Hibbert led Indiana (4-3) with 17 points and eight rebounds. David West had 16 points and nine boards, and D.J. Augustin totaled 10 points and 13 assists for the Pacers.

    Taj Gibson had nine points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Chicago.

    Hinrich did not play after straining his right groin Tuesday against Oklahoma City.

    Chicago led by 12 early in the fourth quarter, but the Pacers whittled it down to just three with 1:08 to play following West's three-point play. The Bulls answered with consecutive jumpers in the final minute from Richard Hamilton and Robinson, who drained a fallaway with 18 seconds left that just beat the shot clock.

    The Bulls led by as many as 15 points in the first quarter. Indiana got the lead down to 52-43 by halftime, thanks to 10 points off the bench from Ian Mahinmi, who finished with 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IND
    CHI
    Points 90 97
    FGM-FGA 36-81 (.444) 36-79 (.456)
    3PM-3PA 1-10 (.100) 4-10 (.400)
    FTM-FTA 17-21 (.810) 21-32 (.656)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 8-37 13-50
    Assists 26 21
    Turnovers 14 12
    Steals 6 7
    Blocks 3 5
    Fast Break Points 12 16
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 22 (3/0)

    Top Performers

    Indiana
    Chicago
    Roy Hibbert Hibbert
    Points: 17
    Reb: 8
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 2
    Nate Robinson Robinson
    Points: 21
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 8
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0