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Game Thread #69: Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers

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March 18, 2011 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Derrick Rose PG Darren Collison
Keith Bogans SG Paul George
Luol Deng SF Danny Granger
Joakim Noah PF Tyler Hansbrough
Kurt Thomas C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers host the Chicago Bulls tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Bulls arrive as the top team in the East after their win last night over New Jersey Nets put them a half game up on the Boston Celtics.

Forward Carlos Boozer has missed the past three games with an ankle injury and is listed as day-to-day, but his absence hasn't slowed down the Bulls a bit considering they've won eight games in a row. In their last visit to the Fieldhouse, Derrick Rose made it all happen at crunch time and he will obviously be the key to the game tonight.

The Pacers can play really well and give themselves a chance to win, but ultimately the blue and gold are at the mercy of Rose. If he's on point, there's not much that can be done.

Here is the preview.

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