(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – The Pacers wrapped their three-game homestand with a 105-96 win over the Chicago Bulls.
Bojan Bogdanovic led a late scoring charge as he scored 27 points to go with six rebounds. Darren Collison added 22 points while Myles Turner had a 10 point and 11 rebound double-double and a career-high 7 blocks. Indiana shot over 45-percent from the field and knocked down eleven 3-pointers.
For Chicago, Zach LaVine scored 27 points. The Bulls shot 38-percent from the field and a dismal 4-of-25 from 3-point land.
Despite their struggles offensively, Chicago kept it close until the end.
“Every game since the All-Star break has been close and I just think it’s going to help us during the playoffs,” Darren Collison said. “We’ve got to figure out a way to execute because in the playoffs, it’s going to be close like that.”
The Pacers schedule will now get significantly more difficult as 10 of their next 11 games are against teams currently fighting for playoff positioning.
The Blue and Gold start a two-game road trip on Thursday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks.