Chicago (TSN) –The Chicago Bulls try to win three straight games for the first time this season as they conclude a four-game homestand on Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers.

The Bulls (8-7) lost the opener of the residency by a single point to the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov. 26, but rebounded to beat the Dallas Mavericks two nights later before notching a 93-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

Luol Deng led the Bulls with 25 points, a season-high seven assists and six rebounds as Chicago won two straight for only the second time this season.

“It seemed like whenever we needed a bucket, he was making big shots. He played a really well, all-around game,” Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich said about Deng, who has led the Bulls in scoring in two straight and six times total this season.

Joakim Noah had 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Carlos Boozer added 12 points and 12 boards. Chicago is 8-0 this season when the two post double-doubles in the same game.

Richard Hamilton had 15 points for Chicago and left the game briefly in the third period with a foot injury. An MRI on Sunday revealed a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, leaving the guard out indefinitely.

The 14-year veteran has averaged 13.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 15 games for the Bulls this season.

The Pacers (8-9) inch closer to home after going 2-1 on the West Coast portion of their four-game road trip, which ends tonight in Chicago. Indiana won the first two games in California over the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings, but was handed a 103-92 defeat by the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

David West scored a game-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds and George Hill chipped in 19 points in the setback, Indiana’s second in its last six games.

West has scored in double figures in eight straight games, averaging 20.9 points per game over that span while topping 30 points twice.

“He’s playing at an All-Star level right now. There’s no other way to look at it. He’s carrying the load and he’s helping us tremendously on the defensive end,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said of West.

While West was leading the way, Paul George went scoreless in a game for the first time since April 13 versus Cleveland. The guard went 0-for-7 from the floor versus the Warriors, missing all five of his 3-point attempts.

The Bulls won two of three versus the Pacers a season ago and are 8-3 in the past 11 meetings overall. Indiana has lost 11 of its last 13 trips to Chicago, splitting two games there last season.

2012-13 Indiana Pacers Individual Stats

PLAYER MIN PPG RPG APG OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF
D.West 17 582 17.8 8.3 2.5 34 107 141 43 11 21 31 31
G.Hill 17 599 14.8 4.1 5.3 11 58 69 90 16 6 31 32
P.George 17 590 13.5 6.5 3.4 15 95 110 58 20 10 43 45
R.Hibbert 17 494 9.7 8.2 1.4 68 72 140 24 12 53 33 63
G.Green 17 387 7.8 4.1 0.5 17 53 70 9 3 6 19 21
L.Stephenson 17 423 7.2 2.9 2.5 3 46 49 43 10 1 25 29
T.Hansbrough 17 294 6.5 4.7 0.2 29 51 80 4 7 4 14 29
S.Young 15 256 5.0 3.5 0.9 10 42 52 14 7 1 17 20
I.Mahinmi 17 250 4.7 3.6 0.2 24 38 62 3 5 18 21 39
J.Pendergraph 3 11 3.7 2.3 0.3 3 4 7 1 0 1 2 1
D.Augustin 17 227 3.5 1.1 2.4 1 17 18 40 10 1 15 13
B.Hansbrough 3 13 1.3 0.3 1.3 0 1 1 4 1 0 3 2
M.Plumlee 4 15 1.0 1.3 0.3 3 2 5 1 0 2 0 1
O.Johnson 2 6 0.0 0.5 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0

 

FG 3PT FT  
PLAYER M-A PCT M-A PCT M-A PCT PTS
D.West 123-250 .492 0-3 .000 56-74 .757 302
G.Hill 89-210 .424 25-77 .325 48-57 .842 251
P.George 85-221 .385 33-90 .367 26-33 .788 229
R.Hibbert 71-182 .390 0-1 .000 23-40 .575 165
G.Green 48-128 .375 19-52 .365 17-23 .739 132
L.Stephenson 50-104 .481 16-39 .410 6-8 .750 122
T.Hansbrough 28-73 .384 0-1 .000 54-75 .720 110
S.Young 30-74 .405 9-32 .281 6-15 .400 75
I.Mahinmi 24-61 .393 0-1 .000 32-48 .667 80
J.Pendergraph 5-7 .714 0-0 .000 1-1 1.000 11
D.Augustin 19-70 .271 10-42 .238 12-15 .800 60
B.Hansbrough 2-3 .667 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 4
M.Plumlee 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 4
O.Johnson 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0

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