NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, February 27th (All times eastern)
Chicago Bulls (22-34) at Indiana Pacers (22-35), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Chicago Bulls will try to stop a two-game slide when they close out a three-game road trip tonight against the Central Division- rival Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Bulls have lost the first two tests of the trip and four straight away from the Windy City. They fell to 10-20 as the guest this season following Monday's 102-94 setback to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Ben Gordon scored 25 points for the Bulls, losers of five of their last seven games overall. Drew Gooden had 17 points and eight boards, while Larry Hughes scored 14 points in a losing cause.
Thabo Sefolosha and Luol Deng added 10 points apiece for Chicago. Deng is probable for Wednesday's game with a sore left Achilles.
Indiana will close out a short two-game homestand on Wednesday, and is 11-17 at Conseco Fieldhouse this season. It opened the stand with a 102-98 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Monday, as Danny Granger and Marquis Daniels scored 20 points apiece to lead Indiana.
The Pacers, who fell for the fifth time in the last six games, are 3-12 over their previous 15 contests.
Chicago and Indiana are playing the third of four matchups this season on Wednesday. Both teams split the first two meetings, while the Bulls have won five of seven and six of the last nine encounters with the Pacers.
Chicago has lost three of four, 17 of 19 and 18 of its last 21 trips to Conseco Fieldhouse.
02/27 10:41:07 ET