The Chicago Bulls are playing without the injured Luol Deng and Taj Gibson, and with a hobbled Derrick Rose, who fighting off turf toe. On Wednesday, that proved to be too much to overcome, as Chicago fell 95-90 at the United Center to the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers, who also handed Chicago its only division loss a season ago, outscored the Chicago 51-36 in the second half to secure the victory.
Center Roy Hibbert finished with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, eight rebounds, and four blocks to lead the Pacers. Danny Granger scored a team-high 22 points, and grabbed nine rebounds in the win. David West (14 points) and Tyler Hansbrough (10 points) also helped pace Indy's offense.
Chicago was led by Rose, who scored 24. Ronnie Brewer may have played the best game of his Bulls career, finishing with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
The win improves the Pacers to 12-5, while Chicago falls to 16-4.