NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Indiana
(Friday, March 18th)
Final Score: Indiana 115, Chicago 108 (OT)
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Tyler Hansbrough scored 29 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, as the Indiana Pacers needed overtime to defeat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls, 115-108, at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Danny Granger added 19 points and six rebounds for the Pacers, who have won three of four.
Darren Collison donated 17 points and eight assists for Indiana, which got 15 points and seven boards from Roy Hibbert.
Rose tied a career high with 42 points for the Bulls, who had an eight-game winning streak snapped.
"All we can do is learn from it," Rose said of the loss. "That's a team we could possibly see in the playoffs. I can't wait to play them again."
Luol Deng tallied 21 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, which got 17 points from Joakim Noah.
Trailing 95-80 with over 8 1/2 minutes to play in regulation, Rose and the Bulls went on a 22-7 run to force overtime.
Rose's free throw with 58.3 seconds remaining cut the gap to 102-99. Following misses from Collison and Rose, Collison turned the ball over.
With the game clock showing less than two seconds, Rose went up for a shot from beyond the arc. Collison was called for a foul on the play, and Rose made all three free throws to make it a 102-102 game with 1.2 ticks remaining.
The Pacers had a chance to win it at the other end, but Rose blocked Granger's shot from beyond the arc. Rose tallied 19 points in the fourth quarter.
Indiana scored the first seven points of overtime, but Chicago fought back. Rose made a layup with 43.4 seconds left to cut the gap to 111-108.
Josh McRoberts made a pair from the line to make it a five-point game. After Kyle Korver missed a three-pointer, Paul George made two free throws to seal the victory.
"This was a great one to win. We let it slip away in regulation, but we didn't let it totally slip away," Granger said. "We all buckled down, worked hard and reached out and picked up a good win."
Down by one, 11-10, near the midway mark of the first period, Hansbrough put together a personal 9-0 run to put Indiana in front.
The Pacers ripped off six straight points near the end of the period to take a 31-18 lead. Rose stopped the bleeding with a three-pointer to make it a 31-21 game heading to the second.
Holding a 42-35 edge with five minutes left in the second, the Pacers went on a 16-5 surge to create some distance. Granger tallied seven points during the burst, which Hansbrough capped with a tip-in for a 58-40 lead.
Indiana went 17-of-17 from the foul line in the first half en route to a 62-48 advantage.
An evenly-played third quarter resulted in the Pacers taking an 89-73 lead into the fourth.
The Bulls won the season series with the Pacers, 3-1...Bulls forward Carlos Boozer missed his fourth straight game due to a sprained left ankle.
03/18 23:46:11 ET