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                === Bulls close out homestand versus Pacers ===
 
 (Sports  Network) - The  Chicago Bulls try to win three straight games for the
 first time this season as they conclude a four-game homestand on Tuesday night
 against the Indiana Pacers.
 
 The  Bulls lost the opener of the residency by a single point to the Milwaukee
 Bucks  on Nov. 26, but rebounded to beat the Dallas Mavericks two nights later
 before notching a 93-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
 
 Luol  Deng led  the Bulls with 25  points, a season-high seven assists and six
 rebounds as Chicago won two straight for only the second time this season.
 
 "It  seemed  like whenever  we needed  a bucket,  he was  making big shots. He
 played  a  really well, all-around game,"  Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich said about
 Deng,  who  has led the Bulls  in scoring in  two straight and six times total
 this season.
 
 Joakim Noah had 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Carlos Boozer added 12 points
 and  12 boards. Chicago is 8-0 this season when the two post double-doubles in
 the same game.
 
 Richard  Hamilton had  15 points for Chicago  and left the game briefly in the
 third  period  with a  foot injury. An  MRI on Sunday  revealed a torn plantar
 fascia in his left foot, leaving the guard out indefinitely.
 
 The  14-year  veteran has averaged  13.9 points,  2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists
 over 15 games for the Bulls this season.
 
 The  Pacers inch  closer to home after  going 2-1 on the West Coast portion of
 their  four-game  road trip,  which ends  tonight in  Chicago. Indiana won the
 first  two games  in California  over the  Los Angeles  Lakers and  Sacramento
 Kings,  but  was handed  a  103-92  defeat by  the  Golden  State Warriors  on
 Saturday.
 
 David  West scored a  game-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds and George
 Hill  chipped  in 19 points  in the setback, Indiana's  second in its last six
 games.
 
 West  has  scored in  double figures  in eight  straight games, averaging 20.9
 points per game over that span while topping 30 points twice.
 
 "He's  playing at an All-Star level right now. There's no other way to look at
 it.  He's carrying  the load and he's helping us tremendously on the defensive
 end," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said of West.
 
 While  West was leading  the way, Paul George went scoreless in a game for the
 first  time  since April 13 versus  Cleveland. The guard went 0-for-7 from the
 floor versus the Warriors, missing all five of his 3-point attempts.
 
 The  Bulls won two  of three versus the Pacers a season ago and are 8-3 in the
 past 11 meetings overall. Indiana has lost 11 of its last 13 trips to Chicago,
 splitting two games there last season.
 
 12/04 10:34:12 ET

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