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Chicago: 61-20 (one game remaining)
Indiana: 37-44 (one game remaining)
Season series: Chicago won 3-1
The only falter in the Central Division for the Chicago Bulls was their final game against the Indiana Pacers, where rookie Tyler Hansbrough gave them trouble, scoring 29 points alongside 12 rebounds. The Pacers won the game in overtime 115-108 despite likely MVP winner Derrick Rose's 42 points.
Danny Granger has also averaged 20 points per game against Chicago, although he did miss the December 13th matchup.
Each of the Chicago victories was by double digits as the Bulls just dominated the Pacers.
Nobody on the Pacers can match up with soon-to-be MVP Derrick Rose's speed and ability, and the Bulls outdue the Pacers in just about every other position as well. Luol Deng should provide steady scoring and defense as he has all year for Chicago, and Boozer with Noah should be able to take care of Hansbrough down low. Coach Thibodeau will have his team ready to play defense and not looking ahead.
Prediction: The Pacers manage to upset the Bulls once in Indiana, but lose the series 4-1.