The Pacers ventured to the Windy City to end a 10-day road trip. Coming off a tough game against the Spurs the other night, the Pacers needed a good showing to help gain momentum coming back to Indianapolis. It turns out that their fortunes would likely change as they faced off against Lavine and this waffling Bulls team.
Tyrese Haliburton was back in the starting lineup today, which was a welcome sight to all Pacers fans. It is always amazing how one player can make a difference in the rotations of lineups and general floor spacing, and that difference seems to be a bit of a chasm when Tyrese is out for the Pacers. So it was great to see Haliburton back on the floor doing amazing Haliburton things.
The Pacers fought the Bulls back-and-back, trying to limit Zach LaVine (easier said than done) and the Chicago Bulls. In the end the Pacers squeaked out a 125-122 victory to end the road trip with a victory.