Looking to bounce back from a pair of frustrating losses, the Chicago Bulls face the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in a match-up of division rivals. In a tight Central Division, the Pacers (16-12) currently hold a half-game lead over the Bulls (15-12), while the Milwaukee Bucks (14-12) are just a half-game behind them.
Since busting out to a big lead in the third quarter of last week's win over the New York Knicks, the Bulls have struggled badly on both ends. After uncharacteristically allowing 45 points in the fourth quarter of a 110-106 win over New York that was far closer than it ever should've been, the Bulls have dropped a pair of games in which they were hardly competitive.
With the offense struggling badly in a 92-75 loss to the Atlanta Hawks last Saturday and the defense faltering in a 120-97 loss to the Houston Rockets on Christmas Day, one has to imagine that the Bulls will come out against Indiana with a chip on their shoulder.
Wednesday's game begins at 7 p.m. ET from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The game is being broadcast by CSN Chicago.