The Indiana Pacers erased a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter with a 20-0 run that put ahead 86-83. But a series of miscues late and free throw misses came to haunt the Pacers down the stretch as Indiana came up short in the end, falling to the Bulls by two. Indiana dug themselves a 20-point hole in the third quarter, but forced 17 straight Chicago misses to mount their comeback.
Indiana was -16 at the free throw line, going 13-21 in the game and 1-4 in the fourth quarter. Chris Copeland had a big fourth quarter to lead the Pacers with 17 points as the bench unit led the way in the comeback. C.J. Miles and Luis Scola each had double figures and Lavoy Allen had six points and four blocks.