Pacers host Bulls in key Central Division clash

Pacers host Bulls in key Central Division clash

The rims must look as big as trash dumpsters to the Indiana Pacers, who have made 34 3-pointers in their last two games and are shooting an NBA-best 41.6 percent from behind the arc.

The Pacers (9-5) hope to continue their torrid shooting tonight when they host the Chicago Bulls at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (8 p.m.).

George
George

Indiana is coming off a 123-106 road win against Washington Tuesday. The Pacers connected on a team-record 19 3-pointers in 26 tries (73.1 percent).

Paul George drained 7 3-pointers en route to 40 points and guard C.J. Miles made 8 treys, finishing with 32 points. It is just the 5th time in NBA history that teammates have made at least 7 3’s.

Miles
Miles

The Pacers, winners of 9-of-11 games in November, have shot nearly 53 percent from 3-point range in their last four games.

The Bulls (9-4) defeated Portland, 93-88, in a road game Tuesday. Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose led Chicago with 22 and 17 points, respectively.

It’s the second meeting of the season for the Central Division rivals. The Bulls beat Indiana, 96-95, in Chicago on Nov. 16.

George, who led the Pacers with 26 points, had a chance to win the game on a last-second shot but Butler got a piece of it with time expiring. C.J. Miles added 19 points for Indiana, making 5-of-8 from 3-pointers.

Rose
Rose

Rose scored 23 points to lead Chicago but was forced to leave the game midway through the fourth quarter after suffering a sprained ankle. Rose missed Chicago’s previous two games before returning for the Portland game. Tonight’s game can be seen on FOX Sports Indiana. fox sports indiana logo

(Pacers players photos by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Derrick Rose photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via Getty Images)

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