Chicago Bulls Team Report – November 6
=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – November 6 ===
(Sports Network) – Central Division rivals meet tonight, as the Chicago Bulls
visit the Indiana Pacers tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Chicago has lost 12 straight and 13 of its last 14 at Indiana. The last time
the Bulls won at the Pacers was on March 17, 1998.
On Friday, the Bulls fell to the New Jersey Nets in double-overtime, 111-106,
at the United Center. Kirk Hinrich poured in a career-high 34 points and added
eight assists for the Bulls, who nearly overcame a double-digit second-half
deficit before giving way in the end.
Othella Harrington scored 19 points and Andres Nocioni contributed 17 points
and 14 rebounds in the loss to the Nets for Chicago, which played its season-
opener after being the last NBA team to play a game this year. Luol Deng,
drafted with the seventh overall pick in the 2004 draft and later traded to
the Bulls, scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.
In 2003-04, the Pacers defeated the Bulls in three of the four meetings
between the two clubs. Chicago’s lone victory was an 86-75 win on December 13,
2003 at the United Center. Overall, the home team has won seven of eight and
nine of the last 11 contests in this series.