On December 27, Beijing time, the NBA regular season continued. The Bulls played at home against the Pacers. In the end, the Bulls defeated the Pacers 113-105 to usher in a three-game winning streak.
For the Bulls, LaVine had 32 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists, DeRozan 24 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, Vucevic 16 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists, Jawangt Green 13 points and 4 rebounds; for the Pacers, LeVille 27 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists, Turner 19 points and 5 rebounds, Duarte 16 points and 5 rebounds, Sabonis 14 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists, Justin Holiday 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Single quarter score (Pacers first): 27-33, 21-30, 31-24, 26-26
After the start of the game, the two teams fought against each other. After Hollodi separated in three games, Sabonis teamed up with Turner to score in succession in the interior. LeVille also scored two goals to help the Pacers open the offense. Vucevic scored five points with a penalty shot and Vucevic scored three goals inside. LaVine scored two three-pointers and then sent a gliding split button. As Brown also scored three-pointers, the Bulls fired more and took a 7-point lead. Turner scored two goals after Craig’s three-pointer, and the Pacers once caught up to 2 points. After the first quarter, the Bulls lead the Pacers 33-27.
In the second quarter, Thomas, DeRozan and White joined forces to extend the difference to 10 points. After Martin broke through hemostasis, Sabonis made consecutive shots and penalties, but the Bulls were in full bloom. With Thomas, Vucevic and LaVine scoring three consecutive points, the Bulls shot a wave of 15-5 to lead 18 points. After Holiday’s three-pointer stopped the bleeding, Sabonis and Duarte counterattacked one after another. The Pacers caught up with the score slightly. At the end of the field, the Bulls led the Pacers 63-48.
In the second half, LaVin and Vucevic scored three-pointers each to increase the point difference to 18 points. However, Duarte scored five goals and scored 12 points. Holiday also scored two goals, even though DeRozan even scored two goals. Scored two goals and scored 5 points in a row, but the Pacers continued to chase the points with full firepower. Although LaVine scored another 5 points with a penalty, but with LeVille and Turner scored successively, the Pacers caught up with only 8 points. At the end of the third quarter, the Bulls continued to lead the Pacers 87-79.
In the last quarter, DeRozan scored three goals in a row. Although the Pacers were still catching up, as LaVine turned over and scored a three-pointer, the Bulls reopened the point difference to 15 points. After a stalemate between the two teams, LeVille scored 11 points with two three-pointers, one 2+1, and a turn-over jumper. The Pacers caught up to 8 points in a 15-8 climax. After LaVine made a mid-shot, they cut a layup. The Bulls stabilized the situation again and eventually won 113-105.
Bulls starting: Kobe-White, LaVine, DeRozan, Jawangt-Green, Vucevic
Pacers starting: Justin Holiday, Turner, Sabonis, Duarte, Le Vere
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