Next: All-Star break, at last. – 9:34 PM LaVine misses a foul shot and it’s a free throw game the rest of the way. Pacers lead 115-113 with 7. 7 seconds to go. – 9:31 PM Surprised Rick Carlisle didnt’ challenge that foul call on Aaron Nesmith. Bulls went up 1, but Haliburton answers with a big layup. – 9:25 PM Zach LaVine making some big-time plays in this fourth quarter.
They’ve held the Bulls to nine points in eight minutes and are +12 in the 2Q with 3:50 left. Just a 12pt game – 8:06 PM Bennedict Mathurin with an and-1, and Vucevic gets a tech right after. Haliburton and Mathurin hit their free throws and the Pacers have halved the 24 point deficit down to 12. – 8:06 PM Really impressive transition finish by Mathurin. Splits two bodies, draws contact, somehow keeps control of the ball in the air, makes the layup and draws the foul. – 8:05 PM Aaron Nesmith with a steal but he steps on the line. He’s been the Pacers’ best player tonight. (Low bar) but he’s been in foul trouble. – 8:03 PM Pacers have given up 4 points in the last 6 minutes. Really good defensive effort to start this second quarter.
Perfect inside the arc and at the FT line pic. com/5TLI1y6Lds – 8:57 PM Buddy Hield drills a three at the buzzer of the third quarter and the Pacers cut the lead down to 4. It’s 86-82. And Bulls head coach Billy Donovan gets a technical foul after the quarter’s final buzzer, so Pacers will get a free throw to start the fourth. – 8:57 PM Hield hits a buzzer beater three to close the third quarter. Bulls won the first quarter by 24 points. They’ve since lost the second quarter by eight points and the third by 12.