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                       === George, Pacers down Bulls ===
 
 Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Paul George poured in a game-high 34 points and
 grabbed  nine  rebounds to  lead the  Indiana Pacers  to an 80-76 win over the
 Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.
 
 Roy  Hibbert had 10 points and 11 boards and David West netted 10 points to go
 along with nine rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who have won five of
 their last seven.
 
 Nate  Robinson scored a  team-high 19 points and Luol Deng added 17 points and
 seven  rebounds for the Bulls, who fell to 8-8 with the setback. Carlos Boozer
 had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
 
 "I don't think we played well," Chicago's Luol Deng said bluntly.
 
 Indiana trailed, 74-70, following Deng's jumper at the 3:37 mark of the fourth
 quarter, but used a 10-2 run over the final 3 1/2 minutes to earn the win.
 
 George's floater started the run and the Fresno State product's 20-foot jumper
 following a West field goal gave the Pacers a two-point cushion.
 
 West found Lance Stephenson with a brilliant pass under the basket for a 78-74
 lead with 45.5 ticks left before Boozer answered back with a bucket to cut the
 Bulls' deficit to two.
 
 Following  West's missed jumper, Deng took the ball to the basket, but was met
 at  the rim  by Hibbert.  Deng  collided with  the  7-footer and  fell to  the
 hardwood, but the whistles remained silent.
 
 West  would  corral the rebound  and Chicago was forced  to foul with just 5.2
 seconds  showing  on the clock.  West sank the  subsequent free throws and the
 Bulls called a timeout to advance the ball upcourt.
 
 Kirk  Hinrich  took the  pass from  out of bounds  and drove  to the hoop, but
 couldn't get the layup to fall and the Pacers held on for the win.
 
 "It was a dog fight," George said. "It's was a fun game."
 
 Indiana pulled out to a 20-18 lead after the first 12 minutes despite shooting
 a  dreadful 30.4 percent  from the floor. George netted 10 points in the frame
 on 4-of-7 shooting.
 
 The Bulls, though, outscored the Pacers 19-15 in the second quarter and took a
 37-35 lead into the break. Robinson led a balanced Chicago scoring attack with
 six  points in  the period and Marco  Belinelli added four. The Bulls held the
 Pacers to just 5-of-15 shooting from the floor in the frame.
 
 Indiana used a 15-6 run to help take a 60-55 lead after three quarters. George
 poured  in  nine points on 4-of-7  shooting and Hibbert added eight points for
 the  Pacers. Indiana shot 43.5 percent from the floor in the frame, their best
 shooting quarter of the game.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 West  has scored  in double figures in  nine straight games ... The Pacers won
 for  just the  third time in their last  14 trips to Chicago ... The Bulls are
 0-8 when Joakim Noah and Boozer fail to record double-doubles.
 
 12/05 01:27:28 ET

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