The Chicago Bulls already have the top seed in the Eastern Conference wrapped up, but that didn't stop coach Tom Thibodeau from playing his starters for much of Wednesday night's 92-87 win over the Indiana Pacers. It stands to reason to give Chicago's ideal starting five some time to gel before the playoffs begin, seeing as Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton and Luol Deng have each missed large chunks of the regular season with an assortment of injuries. Tonight, as Chicago walked all over Indy, the team's stars certainly looked like they were ready for the postseason.
Kyle Korver came off the bench to score a team-high 20 points for Chicago. Derrick Rose had 10 points and seven assists on just 3-of-11 shooting, but moved well in the win. Carlos Boozer had 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting and added seven rebounds. Joakim Noah had 14 points and 14 rebounds in the win.
Indy was led by guard Lance Stephenson, who scored 22 points.
The win moves Chicago to 49-16.