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The Pacers and Bulls renew their Central Division rivalry on Friday night in front of a full house at the Fieldhouse.

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The Indiana Pacers look to continue their winning ways and keep pace in their race for a playoff spot in the East when they host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

The Pacers will try to win their fourth consecutive game for the third straight time as they have won 3 of 4 games three times in a row. Winning at that clip for the remainder of the season would be nice but adding a season-high fourth consecutive win...against, the Bullls...would be even better.

Speaking of the Bulls, them seem to personify the saying, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger since they continue to find ways to win despite missing key rotation players in Derrick Rose (knee), Jimmy Butler (elbow) and Taj Gibson (ankle). That's arguably three of the top five rotation players, yet the Bulls arrive at the Fieldhouse after winning their last two games including a thriller on Thursday night at the UC when former Purdue/East Chicago star E'Twaun Moore rose up to knock down the game-winning three-pointer to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Moore is taking advantage of the opportunity to play which seems to be the way the Bulls do things under Tom Thibodeau. The coach wears out players but when they need a replacement, there always seems to be someone ready to go. Moore had one of his best games at the Fieldhouse in his senior year at East Chicago when he scored 20-plus and beat Eric Gordon's loaded North Central team. Where is Angel Garcia these days, anyway?

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2014-15 NBA Regular Season
March 6, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Aaron Brooks PG George Hill
Tony Snell SG C.J. Miles
Mike Dunleavy SF Solomon Hill
Pau Gasol PF David West
Joakim Noah C Roy Hibbert