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Oladipo's 3-pointer caps Pacers' comeback vs. Bulls
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Final Score: CHICAGO 96, INDIANA 98
 
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo hit a 3-pointer with 31.1 seconds remaining as the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 16-point deficit in the final 9 1/2 minutes and beat the Chicago Bulls 98-96 on Wednesday.

Oladipo scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, when the Pacers outscored Chicago 29-13 and produced nine points off six turnovers. Oladipo gave Indiana its first lead of the game by capitalizing on a Chicago giveaway.

With 54.7 seconds remaining, Denzel Valentine rebounded a missed layup by Oladipo. As the shot clock wound down, Oladipo stole the ball from Valentine and hit a 3-pointer for a 97-96 lead.

Bulls guard Kris Dunn missed a 20-footer with 19.5 seconds left. Oladipo split a pair at the line with 12.8 seconds to go, but Chicago's Lauri Markkanen missed a 3-pointer just before the buzzer sounded.

Oladipo's shot sent the Bulls (3-20) to their 10th straight loss and lifted Indiana (14-11) to its seventh win in 10 games.

Oladipo was among five Indiana starters in double figures.

Bojan Bogdanovic added 17 points, Darren Collison contributed 14 while Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young finished with 11 and 10, respectively.

Dunn led the Bulls with 18 points, Robin Lopez added 16 and Valentine contributed 15. Valentine also committed four of Chicago's 16 turnovers.

Bobby Portis added 12 points while Markkanen and David Nwaba added 11 apiece for Chicago.

The Bulls shot 47 percent from the floor overall but missed 13 of 18 shots in the fourth quarter. The Pacers made 44.8 percent of their field-goal attempts.

Chicago held an 87-71 lead with 9:41 remaining on a reverse layup by Nwaba and still led by 13 on a 3-pointer by Paul Zipser with 7:14 left but did not get another field goal until nearly five minutes later when Dunn's finger roll made it 96-92.

The Bulls shot 52.3 percent through the first three quarters and held an 83-69 lead into the fourth.

NOTES: Chicago G Kris Dunn scored or assisted on 20 of the Bulls' first 25 points. ... The Pacers scored a season-low 39 points in the first half. ... The teams have split the first two meetings this season. They conclude their season series by Jan. 6 in Indiana.

 
 
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