NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Chicago
(Saturday, January 29th)
Final Score: Chicago 110, Indiana 89
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Carlos Boozer recorded a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds, as the Chicago Bulls handled the Indiana Pacers, 110-89, at the United Center.
Derrick Rose added 20 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who reached the 100-point plateau for the first time in 14 games.
Luol Deng chipped in with 19 points, eight assists and six boards for Chicago, which has won five straight. Kyle Korver donated 16 points off the bench.
Bulls forward Taj Gibson twisted his right ankle in the fourth quarter. The severity of the injury is not yet known.
Josh McRoberts scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Pacers, who have dropped seven of eight. Danny Granger tallied 19 points and six boards.
McRoberts was ejected along with Pacers head coach Jim O'Brien with 3:23 left in the final quarter. McRoberts was the victim of a giant jam from Ronnie Brewer. After Brewer completed the three-point play, McRoberts was given an ejection for battling Boozer for rebounding position.
"I don't even know what I did," McRoberts said. "If I was going to get thrown out, I should have done something. I'm not sure what happened. I just tried to block out."
Trailing by eight, 25-17, late in the first quarter, Chicago ended the period on an 8-2 flurry. Gibson's two free throws cut the gap to 27-25 after 12 minutes of action.
Holding a 43-42 edge midway through the second frame, the Bulls ripped off eight straight points. Kurt Thomas' layup and jumper made it 51-42. It was 55-51 at the break.
Chicago, which led by as many as nine in the third, took a 77-72 lead into the fourth.
The Bulls scored the first six points of the fourth to build an 83-72 margin.
"I thought we just starting playing a lot harder," Korver said. "I think the ball really started to move. Everyone was really active. We had some good looks."
Ahead 92-82 with under six minutes to play, Chicago ripped off 10 unanswered points to make it a 20-point contest with less than 3 1/2 minutes left.
Chicago has taken six of its last seven games with the Pacers, including three meetings this season...The Bulls improved to a gaudy 23-4 in the Windy City this season...Indiana was without forward Tyler Hansbrough (pneumonia) and guard Brandon Rush (sprained right ankle)...Indiana center Jeff Foster surpassed 5,000 rebounds for his career. He ended with 10 boards and four points.
01/30 01:09:42 ET