Pacers grab share of Central lead with win over Bulls
The Indiana Pacers pulled even atop the NBA's Central Division with a 111-101 win over the Chicago Bulls in a game that was postponed for five weeks.
David West led the Pacers with 29 points as Indiana won its 14th straight game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The streak matches the team's longest since the 2002-03 season. All-Star Paul George had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who have won three straight games overall.
The game was originally scheduled for December 26, but was postponed due to a major winter storm that blanketed the Midwest.
Chicago was playing without starters Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah. Marco Belinelli scored 24 points to lead the Bulls.
Indiana used a 15-4 run in the third quarter to take over the game. The win pulls them within three games of the Miami Heat and New York Knicks for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
The Pacers host Atlanta at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.