The Chicago Bulls made the best of their two preseason games against the Indiana Pacers, winning the second one on Tuesday night, 93-85. Chicago's won both of the match-ups between the two teams, as it looks like the Bulls will once again be one of the top teams in the NBA this season.
It was a strong performance by the Bulls, who led for essentially the entire game but weren't able to really put the Pacers away. Down 15 with less than four minutes remaining, Indiana actually cut Chicago's lead to just six points with roughly 50 second left, but the Bulls held on from there.
Chicago got a strong performance from Carlos Boozer, a good sign after the forward's unfortunate postseason performance last season. The forward knocked down 11 of 17 shots on his way to 24 points while adding seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Richard Hamilton had a solid debut for the Bulls, scoring 13 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing six assists, while fellow guard Derrick Rose added 12 points and nine assists.
Joakim Noah didn't do much on offense, but he was a major factor on defense with five blocks and he also grabbed eight rebounds. The Bulls limited the Pacers to just 37 percent shooting from the field on the night, while nearly doubling their assist total.
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