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Deng Leads Bulls Past Pacers

Last updated on Thursday, February 25, 2010

(CHICAGO, IL) - Luol Deng scored a season-high 31 points to lead the Chicago Bulls past the Indiana Pacers 120-110 at the United Center.

Indiana fell into a 23-point hole in the first quarter but came back to tie the game shortly before halftime.

The Bulls pulled away midway through the third quarter, maintaining a double-digit lead until late in the fourth quarter.

Derrick Rose added 23 points while former Pacer Flip Murray scored 16 as the Bulls won for the fifth time in their last six games.

The Pacers Brandon Rush scored a season-high 21 points to lead Indiana with Danny Granger scoring 20 in his return after missing Monday night's loss in Dallas for personal reasons.

The Pacers fall to 19-38 as they host the Milwaukee Bucks this evening at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Bucks were 115-95 winners over New Orleans last night in Milwaukee and enter tonight's contest with a four-game winning streak.

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