The Pacers will try their luck against the other top team of the East, the Chicago Bulls. Derrick Rose is having an MVP caliber season as he leads Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and the rest of the youthful Bulls. The Bulls are riding an eight game winning streak as they host the Indiana Pacers.
The effort of the Pacers has been great this week, even in their loss to the Boston Celtics. Hopefully, Danny Granger, Tyler Hansbrough and Roy Hibbert took some notes from the Celtics game and can figure out different ways to knock down some of the shots they missed during that game. The Pacers had a tough time against a great defensive team in the Celtics, and the Bulls will be locked down defensively as well.
After the jump, check out the links of the day...
- PACERS: Countdown to Tipoff: Pacers vs. Bulls
Bulls-Pacers Preview - March 17, 2011 - NBA - CBSSports.com
Derrick Rose has certainly done his part offensively, but the Chicago Bulls have won a season-high eight straight and taken over the Eastern Conference lead primarily thanks to their outstanding defense.
Pacers rookie Paul George develops in starting role | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
The path is still a bumpy one for emerging Indiana Pacers rookie guard Paul George. He knows there will be many obstacles and detours, but George said he is ready for them. He plans to meet those issues head-on until he reaches his goal of one day becoming the team's star.
Pacers Post-Up: Big minutes for Hansbrough
Bruno reports on Tyler Hansbrough rounding into shape quite nicely.
Danny Granger, Pacers face critical time for franchise's future - NBA - Sporting News
Sean Deveney checks in with Granger on the team's future coming to a crossroads this summer.
Chuck Person As Next Pacers Coach? - ...But this is Indiana! - SB Nation Indiana
Sources say that Chuck Person is expected to be a candidate for head coaching jobs next year, particularly the one in Indiana with the Pacers.
Chicago Bulls vs. New Jersey Nets - Recap - March 17, 2011 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Chicago Bulls vs. New Jersey Nets game played on March 17, 2011
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Derrick Rose pushes Bulls past New Jersey Nets, to 8th straight win - Chicago Sun-Times
When the Bulls cooled off the hot New Jersey Nets 84-73 on Thursday, they picked up their eighth consecutive win, their longest streak since they won nine in a row in March and April 2005. And Derrick Rose picked his umpteenth consecutive endorsement for being the best player in the NBA this year.