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Game Thread #9: Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls

4-4 4-5
November 15, 2008 - 8:30PM EST
United Center
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
T.J. Ford PG Derrick Rose
Marquis Daniels SG Ben Gordon
Danny Granger SF Luol Deng
Troy Murphy PF Drew Gordon
Rasho Nesterovic C Joakim Noah

UPDATE: Check out Bruno's LIVE Blog. Haywoode Workman is reffing the game tonight.

The Indiana Pacers get up off the canvas after a tough loss last night to take on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Last night began a critical stretch of games against teams the Pacers will compete with for a playoff spot. Philly, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando and Miami are all games that could go either way if the Pacers give a strong effort, make plays and take care of the details.

Last night, the Pacers let the little things go unchecked (rebounds and turnovers) for three quarters and gave up the win. So the Pacers can't even think about playoff implications, they just have to focus on the task at hand tonight. Jim O'Brien seemed confident that his tough-minded team wouldn't make a habit of late game collapses so it should be interesting to see how the Pacers respond tonight against a Bulls team with an extra day's rest.

Here's a look at the game matchups.

For a Chicago perspective, check out Blog-A-Bull.

Join me and leave your thoughts and observations in the comments.