Indiana Pacers: 3 takeaways from dominant victory over the Chicago Bulls

Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner - Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Ay you may have already known, the Indiana Pacers are officially the most unpredictable team in basketball. After a deflating 1-3 slate over the last four games, the Blue ad Gold managed to score a decisive victory over the Chicago Bulls, one of the leaders in the East record-wise, to improve to 8-11 on the season and put a hold on their road woes.

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The Indiana Pacers cruised to an easy victory against the red-hot Chicago Bulls

Facing a fatigued Bulls team, the Pacers led for almost the entire game, never trailing after the second minute in the first quarter as their lead ballooned to as much as 35. This was perhaps Indiana’s most complete game so far, as they limited Chicago to a season-worst scoring output with 77  while having a great offensive outing.

The starting group’s impressive play against the Pelicans continued against the Bulls, as all starters were already on double figures at halftime, eventually finishing with 75 points combined against Chicago’s 45. Both DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine ended the game scoring below 20 points.

Domantas Sabonis was once again the leading scorer for the Pacers, tallying a 21-point, 11-rebound double-double while Malcolm Brogdon added 16 markers and seven assists. On the flip side, DeRozan’s 18 led the Bulls in a losing cause.

As the Blue and Gold tidies up for an upcoming homestand, here are three takeaways from their dominant victory over the Bulls.