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Game Thread #52: Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers

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Indiana Pacers
24-25 18-33
February 9, 2010 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Derrick Rose PG Earl Watson
Kirk Hinrich SG Brandon Rush
Luol Deng SF Danny Granger
Taj Gibson PF Troy Murphy
Brad Miller C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers complete their pre-All-Star break schedule tonight when they host the Chicago Bulls. This will be the first of three games between the two teams over the next 19 days. The Bulls are expected to be without Joakim Noah but do expect to have Luol Deng in the lineup and Tyrus Thomas available to play.

Thomas is at odds with the organization and was suspended one game for expressing his dissatisfaction, so his return tonight ought to bring a little edge to the Bulls and at least provide them with an energy boost. The Pacers will need to match that energy level which may be a struggle since they're 48 minutes from vacation.

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