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Pacers vs. Bulls: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

The Pacers return to action after having the holiday weekend off when they visit the Bulls at the United Center on Monday night.

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The Pacers will try to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season when they face the Bulls in Chicago on Monday night. The UC is rarely friendly for the Pacers but they will catch the Bulls on the wrong end of a back-to-back after they spent Christmas in San Antonio, losing to the Spurs 119-110.

The Bulls join the Pacers in a current struggle to win, losing their last three games and six of their last seven. Both of these teams do a great job of illustrating the mediocre middle of the Eastern Conference, playing well in spurts but driving their respective fan bases nuts with rough play to watch in the interim.

The Pacers will be remain without Monta Ellis but expect to have Rodney Stuckey back in the playing rotation after practicing over the weekend without issue. The teams split their first two meetings this season, with the Bulls winning 118-101 in Chicago and the Pacers winning 111-94 at the Fieldhouse a few days later.

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Pacers vs. Bulls - 8:00 p.m. ET at United Center

TV: FOX Sports Indiana

Odds: Bovada has the Bulls at -2 favorites

Radio: 93.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups

Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Glenn Robinson III (SG), Paul George (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)

Bulls: Rajon Rondo (PG), Dwyane Wade (SG), Jimmy Butler (SF), Taj Gibson (PF), Robin Lopez (C)