Bulls vs. Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Bulls vs. Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Bulls vs. Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Chicago Bulls (23-10) play against the Indiana Pacers (22-22) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Game Time: 3:00 PM EST on Friday December 31, 2021

Chicago Bulls 108, Indiana Pacers 106 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
DeMar DeRozan lifts Bulls to sixth-straight win with one-legged, game-winning 3-pointer – The Athletic theathletic.com/3045323/2021/1…8:48 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Coby White was huge in today’s win, scoring 6 of 7 threes 🔥
24 pts | 4 ast | 3 stl | 2 reb | 1 blk pic.twitter.com/yGsMBBAXeq8:45 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Why special season for Bulls, DeMar DeRozan has staying power.
Column for ⁦@NBCSChicago⁩: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…8:10 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
📊FINAL NUMBERS from tonight’s W:
DeMar: 28p/3r/6a/2s
Coby: 24p/3r/4a/3s/1b
Zach: 17p/6r/4a/1s/2b
Nikola: 14p/16r/4a
Matt: 8p/2r
Derrick: 7p/2r
Tyler: 5p/5r/2s
Ayo: 3p/2r/2a/1b
Javonte: 2p/4r/2a/2s/1b – 8:10 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
The Pacers plan to sign Lance Stephenson to a 10-day contract, league sources told @FieldhouseFiles.
It will be his third stint with the franchise that drafted him in 2010.
fieldhousefiles.substack.com/p/pacers-bring…8:09 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Hey @Darnell Mayberry at least the Bulls won ! Sheesh. Go Blue !b – 8:04 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
My guy @AndyDemetra replaces Adam on TV Saturday in DC. Andy is an up and coming star and will do a great job filling in for a ready born superstar in AA. You can count on me and @34billy42 for the call on @670TheScore @Audacy @chicagobulls radio network. I flat out love radio! – 7:55 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
For the 2nd straight road game ( ATL-Indy) while leaving the arena, I was stopped by Bulls fans who have totally bought in. They love the vibe, skill and chemistry. Bulls Nation has plenty of room on the wagon..so hop aboard…at Washington Sat. 5:45 @670TheScore See you in DC ! – 7:49 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
10 observations: Parsing the Bulls thrilling New Years Eve win at Indiana. DeMar DeRozan’s heroics, Coby White’s impact, matchup problems down the stretch, more:
nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…7:46 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
I can’t thank @MitchRosen670 and the entire @670TheScore staff for their support as we turn the page on 2021 and look ahead to @Chicago Bulls ball 2022. I know Mitch has our back and believes in what we do 365. 24-7. To our listeners I wish you the best in health and happiness. – 7:46 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
raising the banner
nurse wins first challenge
i’m not your child
embiid zero points
i do art
scarves on a plane
30-point comeback
pacers comeback
15-game win streak
kyle and matt nutcracker
slam magazine interview
og at the buzzer
kloe game 6
2019-20 was an all-time victory lap – 7:39 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Ending 2021 with a BANG!!!
@DeMar DeRozan | #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/O1x04FRVJf7:29 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Happy 2022. My go to wine ! I rarely have a glass but when I do, this is it. Time to enjoy a @bulls win to close out 2021 ! Love you ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ nation. pic.twitter.com/h9cEL6fxtt7:14 PM

Troy Brown @Troy_Brown33
Best way to end the year 😂‼️🤟🏾 – 7:09 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DeMar has the clutch gene!
@ATT | @DeMar DeRozan | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/MSP40Asd587:03 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls win at the final horn thanks to DeMar DeRozan’s knockout power!
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/sports-saturda…6:58 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Leftover question for Pacers from today’s game: If you’re not gonna close with Turner-Sabonis frontcourt when half the team is out – and it was probably the right call – what are we really saying about going forward with both long-term. – 6:52 PM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
The Bulls got the last second victory in Indiana on a one-legged 3-pointer from DeMar DeRozan. lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…6:50 PM
CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
DeMar DeRozan’s stunning buzzer-beater lifts Bulls over Pacers and into tie for first place in East
cbssports.com/nba/news/demar…6:29 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch DeMar DeRozan hit one-legged game-winner for Bulls nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/31/wat…6:27 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DeMar has a message for #BullsNation!
@DeMar DeRozan | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/NkdZNnthpx6:22 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
DeMar DeRozan: “Without Coby, we don’t win this game.” – 6:14 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: DeMar DeRozan postgame media availability after today’s win over the Pacers twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…6:11 PM
Zach LaVine @ZachLaVine
New Year’s Eve Heave!!!! @DeMar DeRozan 🙏🏽 – 6:09 PM
Bill Herenda @billherenda
DeMar DeRozan & Hubie Brown’s closer definition 1 Wants shot ✅ 2 Can Make Shot ✅ 3 Can make FTs ✅ 4 Can pass out of trap ✅ 5 If Nothing Can Create ✅on.nba.com/3EHC63O #BullsNation6:08 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Justin Holiday on DeRozan’s shot: “Can’t do anything about it. Hats off to him. Good shot.” – 6:07 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
THE KING OF THE FOURTH.
@DeMar DeRozan | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/s8RQWoVskH6:05 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls at Wizards tomorrow night. Yes, another undermanned team. No roster picked a better time to pop positives as quickly as they did than the Bulls. AK does everything right! – 5:58 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Pacers fans seeing the game-winning shot DeMar DeRozan hit on highlight reels for the next 50 years pic.twitter.com/WffmWO7sal5:57 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The latest Wizards injury report continues to list Dinwiddie, Neto, Holiday, Harrell, Hachimura, Bryant and Bertans OUT, with Wanamaker now added to the list. They host the Bulls tomorrow. – 5:56 PM
Synergy Sports Tech @SynergySST
DeMar DeRozan is shooting an eFG% of 60% in isolation situations in the fourth quarter of games this season. – 5:56 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Injury and availability report for Saturday’s game vs. Chicago: pic.twitter.com/XXm39ILsU95:53 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
That was the 97th game in the NBA this season decided by 4 points or less. The Pacers have been apart of 11 of the 97 (11.3%) and have lost 10 of them.
They have more than 10% of the <=4 point losses in the ENTIRE LEAGUE this year. – 5:51 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
WATCHING THIS OVER AND OVER
DEMAR DEROZAN GAME WINNER
@NBCSChicago | @DeMar DeRozan | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/nd7NcXDkvq5:51 PM

Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
The Bulls have won six in a row to improve to 23-10, tied for the best record in the Eastern Conference. – 5:51 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
DeMar DeRozan in 4th quarters this season:
232 total points (1st)
7.7 points per game (2nd)
53.2% shooting (1st, min 150 att)
50.0% from three pic.twitter.com/HLOcl4MyB75:49 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
The Chicago Bulls are now occupying the top spot in the Eastern Conference headed into 2022. Big shot makers, big shot takers. April and May will be fun at the United Center – 5:47 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DEMAR DEROZAN CALLED GAME
#NBAAllStar | @DeMar DeRozan pic.twitter.com/jurQ3Numjg5:45 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
That’s a baaaaaaaaad man!
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRAMoment pic.twitter.com/PKNxxZetWX5:45 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
I’m #TeamAnalytics all the way but DeMar DeRozan is dishing out major Ether vibes. His 2021-22 season is the biggest clap back since Nas went after Jay-Z.
For the record…
1) I’ve been a big time DDR skeptic for a long time.
2) I LOVED when Chicago signed him. – 5:43 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: Postgame media availability after today’s win over the Pacers twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:41 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls win 6 straight. DeMar DeRozan ⁦@DeMar DeRozan⁩ hits a 3 as time expired. Happy New Year ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ fans. This is for you. pic.twitter.com/GvdqjVJO2N5:40 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
That was the best the Pacers have played, wire-to-wire, in a while. Result be damned. Given the guys they had, they played pretty well. They just have to tip their cap to DeMar. – 5:40 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
For all of the Mavs clutch issues, they could be Indiana. The DeRozan game winner today for CHI makes the Pacers 1-9 in games decided by 3 or less. 2-10 by 5 or less – 5:39 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DEMAR DEROZAN FOR THE WIN!!
@NBCSChicago | @DeMar DeRozan | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/VjJt8UUtP55:35 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards out vs. Bulls on New Year’s Day
Davis Bertans (non-COVID illness)
Thomas Bryant
Spencer Dinwiddie
Rui Hachimura
Montrezl Harrell
Aaron Holiday
Raul Neto
Brad Wanamaker
7 players remain in health and safety protocols – 5:35 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Final: Bulls 108, Pacers 106.
DeMar DeRozan shakes off an off shooting night to drill the game-winning, one-legged(!) 3-pointer to give the Bulls their sixth-straight win.
Coby White’s season-high 24 points were pivotal. He kept Chicago in it.
The Bulls are now 23-10. – 5:35 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
DEMAR DEROZAN, ARE YOU SERIOUS????? 😱😱😱
(📼 @NBATV)
pic.twitter.com/LA1iQDI73m5:34 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Six-straight wins and now leading the Eastern Conference 🔥
Vote @DeMar DeRozan into #NBAAllStar. pic.twitter.com/Ec71ApffNe5:33 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Bulls 108, Pacers 106.
Today’s version sent to me by @mattdominick pic.twitter.com/URQVVMDo0o5:33 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Acting head coach Chris Fleming probably erred by not calling timeout once the initial attack failed, but it all worked out for the Bulls – 5:32 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
I first said the Bulls are BACK! after a comeback win against the Blazers on January 5, 2021. They went 52-48 in 100 games this year and go in to 2022 first in the East. 👀🔴 – 5:32 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls win..Bulls win..Bulls win..DeRozan with a 3 ball as time expires. 108-106..6 straight wins. Wowza., – 5:32 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
This is a star power league – Pacers, you have no stars! – 5:32 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
DEMAR DEROZAN DOES IT AGAIN. BULLS WIN pic.twitter.com/sbJt0ztgZc5:32 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Also, Bulls had two timeouts! No matter …. – 5:31 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
DeMar DeRozan doesn’t always shoot 3s … but when he does, it’s a one-footed buzzer-beater for a game-winner. – 5:31 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Genuinely thought DeMar DeRozan didn’t see the clock with how calmly he brought that one up. Just an unfathomable amount of confidence on that game-winner. – 5:31 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DEMAR DEROZAN
DEMAR DEROZAN
DEMAR DEROZAN
DEMAR DEROZAN
DEMAR DEROZAN
RT to get @DeMar DeRozan into #NBAAllStar5:30 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
What an absolutely ridiculous 3 by DeMar DeRozan to win in Indiana. Bulls went with no timeout, had nothing going, and he makes THAT shot – 5:30 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
DeMar DeRozan: King of the Fourth – 5:30 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
just heartbreaking. – 5:30 PM
Alex Caruso @ACFresh21
DEEBBBBOOOOOOO !!!! 🔥🔥😤😤BULLS WIN – 5:30 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Holy ****. What a shot by DeRozan.
& the Pacers continue to find ways to lose. Now 4-15 in games that were within 5 in the last 5. – 5:30 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Heartbreak for the Pacers as DeMar DeRozan sinks an off-balance buzzer-beater to propel the Bulls to a 108-106 win in Indiana.
He finished with 28pts. – 5:30 PM
Chuck Garfien @ChuckGarfien
BULLS!!!!
DEROZAN!!!!
WOW. – 5:30 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
LETS GO BULLS 👀🔴 – 5:30 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
I have no idea what the Bulls were thinking right there, especially with two timeouts, but hey, whatever works, I guess. – 5:30 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think DeMar DeRozan may have lost track of the clock, but what a shot anyway! – 5:29 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
DeMar DeRozan hits a buzzer-beating 3 pointer and the Bulls move into a tie atop the Eastern Conference with the Nets.
And they own the tiebreak.
Bulls 108, Pacers 106 – 5:29 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Wow. DeRozan at the buzzer. Unbelievable shot. Bulls win 108-106. Pacers lose another close one. – 5:29 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Havent seen the Pacers rebound this way in a long time. Good things happen #PacersBulls5:27 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers are saving themselves on the offensive glass right now. Wow. Bulls had a few chances to have the ball and a chance to take the lead, but LeVert now has 2 free throws to extend the lead. – 5:27 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LaVine makes it a one-point game 👀
@NBCSChicago | @Zach LaVine | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/Gv5WeseGED5:26 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Coby White has tied his season-high with 24 points – 5:23 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Sabonis on cleanup duty inside. Four points for the Pacers in clutch time coming off of offensive rebounds from him. Huge plays, and the Pacers are up 5 with 2:17 to go. – 5:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Pacers up to 21 second-chance points – 5:21 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
They’ve survived so far without them during this stretch. But it really feels like this crunch time window against the Pacers is where the Bulls miss the defensive presence of Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso most. Pacers are getting anything they want — and offensive rebounds. – 5:21 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Indiana 51-39 on the boards – 5:21 PM
Chuck Garfien @ChuckGarfien
Big-time props to @KC Johnson who found out two minutes before airtime that they needed someone to fill in for @adamamin on Bulls play-by-play.
He had never called a game in his life!
Fortunately, Adam is back and KC is a pro. – 5:20 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Crunch time alert on @670TheScore @Chicago Bulls radio @Audacy Pacers 97-94 with 5:14 to go—-multi tasking—listen to the radio. – 5:14 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Brissett with a two handed slam in transition. Indiana takes a 97-94 lead with 5:14 left. – 5:13 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bum team acting like this one is over! I trust the Bulls’ star power in money time. – 5:13 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Bulls-Pacers hasn’t necessarily been good basketball, but it’s bene a fun back-and-forth game. – 5:13 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
OSHAEEEEEEEEEEE – 5:12 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Sabonis scores around the basket and the Pacers are back ahead, 95-94. Impressive performance with so many guys out. – 5:11 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
third straight game with 25+ points.
@Caris LeVert | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/B2iH0cmetN5:09 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
With 7:47 left to play in Indiana, the Bulls lead the Pacers 90-88. #LeaguePassAlert5:07 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
first NBA bucket for Keifer Sykes 🙌
@Keifer Sykes | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/Zedgc42Jgp5:06 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Keifer Sykes just scored his first NBA points on a breakaway layup. It also cut the Bulls lead to 2 points. Tight game, 88-86 with about 8 minutes left. – 5:04 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
This is DeMar DeRozan’s 9th game with double-digit FTs – 5:02 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers starting the fourth with LeVert on the bench and Sykes running the point. They need these minutes to go well if they want to win. – 4:58 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Derrick Jones Jr. is putting on a show!
@NBCSChicago | @Derrick Jones Jr. pic.twitter.com/ELBF1kMoZd4:55 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Another great close to a quarter for the Pacers. This time, it was a 5-0 run over the final 1:49 of the third quarter. Bulls lead by 3 with one frame left. – 4:55 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Ayo finds Derrick Jones Jr for a slam dunk. Bulls up 79-74…Bulls fans are loving it here in Indiana. 2:34 left 3rd. – 4:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I thought Ayo Dosunmu would be a quality backup PG eventually. He’s already played like that, and his ceiling is higher than I thought it was. – 4:49 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Little bit of a limp from Torrey Craig after that last Bulls possession. He stayed in the game and grabbed an offensive rebound, leading to free throws. Pacers need healthy bodies. – 4:44 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Is Ayo better than Coby? Where will Ayo and Coby find minutes when Ball and Caruso return for the Bulls? So many questions …
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/sports-saturda…4:44 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
LeVert and LaVine going back and forth. Very fun quarter. Bulls up 5 at the moment. Those two have combined for 14 points this quarter. – 4:39 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Coby White is 5 of 5 from three ☔️
️@NBCSChicago | @CobyWhite pic.twitter.com/6CjaS3zfMs4:38 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LAVINE HAMMER
@NBCSChicago | @Zach LaVine | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/u7CyTnWxAS4:37 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Coby White is 10 of his last 20 from 3pt range..Double figures in 4 of his last 5. 15points in 18 min. Bulls up 59-52 9:22 left 3rd. @670TheScore @Chicago Bulls radio network @Audacy4:31 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
the up & under 👏
@Caris LeVert | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/s0u1wkjjAl4:30 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Coby White is 4-4 from 3, up to 15 points. – 4:26 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
the @PointsBetIN Numbers at the Half 📊 pic.twitter.com/K6pdjGQej24:16 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Putting in work.
DeMar: 12pts/1reb/5ast
Coby: 12pts/2ast/2stl
Vooch: 11pts/11reb/2ast pic.twitter.com/6Y2iAO5k8X4:12 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
halftime at @GainbridgeFH.
@Caris LeVert: 15p/3r/2a
@Domantas Sabonis: 14p/6r pic.twitter.com/GI9UAHPTQq4:11 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Double-double from Vooch in the first half 💪 pic.twitter.com/mNy728HVXR4:11 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 54-50 at half. “ The Vooch” with his 16th double-double of 11pts 11-R. White and DeRozan each with 12pts. – 4:10 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Coby’s out here swishing back-to-back threes 🔥
@NBCSChicago | @CobyWhite pic.twitter.com/R0vxNZm7v14:10 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Bulls lead the Pacers 54-50 at the half. Mostly ugly half. Pacers have defended well despite having several guys out. LeVert and Sabonis combined for 29 points, they are carrying the team offensively. – 4:09 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 54, Pacers 50 at half
DeRozan 12 pts, 5 assists
Vucevic 11 pts, 11 rebs
White 12 pts
LeVert 15 pts
Sabonis 14 pts – 4:08 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
The Bulls and NBCSports Chicago have just announced that @KC Johnson is now needed up in the stands to work a camera! – 3:55 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Game updated: The Pacers are winning after a Sabonis free throw. Timeout Bulls. Gainbridge Fieldhouse plays… the Harlem Shake? What year is this? – 3:48 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
STOP THE GAME: DeRozan’s mid-range was just blocked… check that Torrey Craig for an illegal substance! – 3:44 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Nate Hinton at the scorers table. He’s checking in as the Pacers ninth man in the rotation today, making his season debut. – 3:41 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
put some backspin on it 🤯 pic.twitter.com/AcrFKsb5Zc3:40 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
The Bulls when asked if Cowley will get a turn doing play-by-play. pic.twitter.com/VOvDTnwvX63:40 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 25-23 after 1. DeRozan with 10 points. Both teams shooting under 40% Vucevic 5pts 6 reb. – 3:39 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers score 6 points in the final 1:05 of the quarter to put a dent in the Bulls lead. Chicago up 25-23 after one quarter. Pacers were 5/15 on 2s in a strange, continuing trend. – 3:38 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
I didn’t think it was possible, but I think Derrick Jones Jr. has lost even more weight in his time on the shelf. Any time he runs behind a player he goes out of view. – 3:37 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Every former college Divy III player in his living room right now after watching Washington’s bum game for the Pacers. pic.twitter.com/WBeoZRvTvO3:35 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Start 2022 the right way: With your #DCFamily!
We’re taking on the Bulls at 7 p.m. at @CapitalOneArena.
Get your tickets to tomorrow’s game now ⤵️ – 3:30 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DeMar put him in a blender 🌪
@NBCSChicago | @DeMar DeRozan | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/DGnq0YSeLd3:26 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Pacers bench is a bad G-League team. I call next! – 3:25 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
For those confused about who is in health and safety protocols for the Pacers, who has been signed, or who is playing right now, here is all the information you need. Will update this when more replacement players are added: forbes.com/sites/tonyeast…3:23 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
This duo is lethal.
@NBCSChicago | @Zach LaVine | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/T2mjTDAMuw3:22 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Rare early subs for the Pacers tonight. Keifer Sykes, Torrey Craig, and Oshae Brissett are in already. We will see how deep into the bench Carlisle goes. – 3:21 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Bulls lead 14-12 over the Pacers early. Pacers look fairly put together for a makeshift unit, outside of 2 turnovers. That said, those turnovers are the difference so far. – 3:20 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
When and where was your first Bulls game? pic.twitter.com/rZZHSE772C3:02 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The Bulls band radio show is in Indiana with the best ⁦@34billy42⁩ and the great ⁦@richwyatt_⁩ spinning the dials. We have fun. ⁦@670TheScore⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bullspic.twitter.com/YHshnBlNCv2:59 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Nate Hinton getting warm for his first game with Pacers: pic.twitter.com/K96f3KFUAU2:53 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Acting head coach Chris Fleming said Bulls kept their traveling party small for this quick, two-game trip. So don’t expect any of players in protocols to play vs. Wizards on Saturday. None traveled. – 2:49 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
first career start for @Duane Washington Jr 🔥
@MotorolaUS | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/Zbvw40j4022:46 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Nikola Vucevic on this date in 2012:
20 PTS
29 REB*
11 Offensive REB
18 Defensive REB
*29 REB is still a franchise record 🔥
@MountainDew x #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/m1vow5PCVW2:44 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls radio is rollin. ⁦@670TheScore⁩ ⁦@Audacy⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ radio network. pic.twitter.com/JrR8yVD3YZ2:43 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
The Pacers add 6-2 guard Ahmad Caver on a 10-day hardship exception, joining Nate Hinton. Caver has been in the G League with the Memphis Hustle.
Another signing to come. – 2:41 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers starters with seven players out: LeVert, Washington, Holiday, Sabonis, Turner – 2:38 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers rookie Duane Washington Jr., who’s appeared in just four games this season, making the first start of his NBA career.
In place of Duarte, who’s in the protocols.
LeVert, Washington Jr., Holiday, Sabonis, Turner. – 2:36 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Starters to close out 2021!
@FirstAlert | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/82K9rlGgVd2:30 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
In two games against the Pacers @Zach LaVine is shooting 52% avg 24 ppg . @Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16pts and 15 rebounds against Indiana. This will be DeMar DeRozan’s 36th career game against Indiana. For Nikola, his 32nd game against the blue and gold. – 2:24 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Similar to what we experienced in Atlanta a few days ago—there are thousands of Bulls fans here in Indiana..Plenty of Bulls red in the concourses. Pre game 1:45 CT. @Chicago Bulls radio network @Audacy and of course @670TheScore2:20 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Injury Report for today’s game vs. Chicago:
Kelan Martin, Malcolm Brogdon, Chris Duarte, Jeremy Lamb, Isaiah Jackson – Out (health & safety protocols)
T.J. McConnell – Out (right wrist)
T.J. Warren – Out (left foot) pic.twitter.com/DyOKXssK6G2:13 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Indiana Pacers are signing G League guard Ahmad Caver on a 10-day hardship deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 2:11 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Big opportunity today for Duane Washington Jr, who will probably be needed in the Pacers rotation with so many perimeter guys out: pic.twitter.com/0aBL7iZuXG1:46 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Welcome to the squad, Jordan Bell 🤝 pic.twitter.com/lrib0e1mUY1:45 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Alex Caruso didn’t travel on this two-game trip, per Chris Fleming. – 1:34 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Carlisle says that the Pacers are in the process of adding replacement players. They have 5 guys in health and safety protocols now, so they need 4 replacement guys at a minimum. Nate Hinton is the first one.
Carlisle expects 11 guys to be available today for the Pacers. – 1:24 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Kelan Martin (health and safety protocols) is out for today’s game, per head coach Rick Carlisle. – 1:23 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Kelan Martin out H&S. Pacers with 11 players. – 1:22 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Kelan Martin has tested positive for COVID-19. He has entered health and safety protocols. – 1:22 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Kelan Martin has tested positive and entered the protocols. – 1:21 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
If the amount of people in Bulls gear outside Pacers arena is a good indicator, this could be repeat of Nuggets road game. – 1:10 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2020, the @Washington Wizards Russell Westbrook had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a loss to the Bulls.
Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson (1961-62) as the only players in NBA history to record a triple-double in each of their first four games of a season. pic.twitter.com/EMmJl5N6G41:01 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Wizards update. Bulls in DC Saturday night. bleacherreport.com/post/washingto…12:37 PM
Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
Almost nobody betting #Grizzlies to win West. Same cannot be said of #Bulls in East (or for title): boardroom.tv/nba-championsh… @Memphis Grizzlies12:17 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
cheers to 2022 🍸 mix up The Pacers Party Starter to celebrate & head to the @NewAmsterdam Bar outside section 18 at today’s game. pic.twitter.com/t9pm7PCJcE12:06 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
nba.com/bulls/news/chu…. Your one stop source for @Chicago Bulls @nba news, notes and scores. – 11:45 AM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Our best bet and prediction for Friday’s Bulls vs. Pacers game, with odds from @Tipico Sportsbook. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/31/bul…11:44 AM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Will DeMar DeRozan or Zach LaVine lead the Bulls in scoring on New Year’s Eve? lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/bulls-at…11:28 AM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
All you need to know ahead of Friday’s Bulls vs. Pacers game. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/31/bul…11:02 AM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Don’t miss your chance to get $100 in free bets when you join @PointsBetIN today.
Sign up: https://t.co/oHTaoH7b9J pic.twitter.com/9OkoOXpK2B10:59 AM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Hill — who had 13 points and 3 steals vs. Chicago on Wednesday — has entered Covid protocols, sources tell ESPN. He recently signed a 10-day hardship deal. – 10:41 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Guys who have played in NBA games this week:
Keifer Sykes,
Jordan Goodwin,
Olivier Sarr,
Craig Sword,
Jaime Echenique,
Jordan Schakel,
Cat Barber,
Malcolm Hill,
Jarron Cumberland,
Cameron McGriff,
Xavier Moon,
Brandon Williams,
Ade Murkey,
Rob Edwards,
Trayvon Palmer – 10:28 AM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
It was clear in preseason this would be a fun team. And it has yet to disappoint. They’re appointment television, no matter what. This season, they are the show.
On the joys of covering the resurgent Chicago Bulls
✍🏾 via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/3043802/2021/1…10:00 AM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Friday = 10 Things I Like + Don’t Like, starring DeMar DeRozan, cool rebounds, the adaptable Miami Heat, Kenny Hustle and the Thunder, intolerable broadcasting, Trez and maybe my favorite 18 seconds in the NBA this season, more:
espn.com/nba/insider/st…9:48 AM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
ringing in the New Year at @GainbridgeFH 🎉
🎟️: https://t.co/gq8OQHHTnz pic.twitter.com/vND9RxDsmY9:28 AM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Let’s say goodbye to 2021 with a W.
📺: @NBCSChicago
📻: @670TheScore
⏰: 2 pm CT pic.twitter.com/Q51hL6v06U9:00 AM

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