Bulls vs. Pacers Game Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Tim KeeneyContributor IDecember 26, 2012

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Unfortunately for the Chicago Bulls, they will now have a few more days to sulk in the embarrassment of their Christmas Day blowout at the hands of the Houston Rockets.  

According to the Indiana Pacers' official Twitter account, Wednesday's contest between the Bulls and Pacers has been postponed because of nasty weather conditions:

UPDATE: Tonight's game has been POSTPONED due to weather conditions.

— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) December 26, 2012

The Bulls were looking to forget about Tuesday's ugly home-court defeat, but Mother Nature clearly had other ideas. There is reportedly a large snow storm currently brewing in the Indianapolis area, and management decided to play things safe. 

Chicago will have to stay home and wait an extra three days to stop its two-game losing streak, as its next scheduled game is Saturday at home against the Washington Wizards. 

Because of that extended break, there has been talk about this contest being rescheduled for Thursday, but that would give the Pacers, who play on Friday and Saturday, three games in a row.

As such, a quick reschedule of that nature seems very unlikely. 

Rather, the Pacers players will get to spend some extra time with their families during the holidays. They haven't played since last Saturday, and now won't likely suit up again until Friday at home against the Phoenix Suns. 

Indiana will now be hoping rust doesn't become a factor when it attempts to extend a three-game winning streak. 

Tickets for the game will be honored (via Pacers Director of Media Relations David Benner), and we'll be sure to keep you updated when more becomes known regarding the rescheduling.