Pacers avoid disaster against Bulls, rally for 98-96 win

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis Wednesday Dec. 6 2017

Victor Oladipo started postgame interview with 10 push-ups after leading Pacers to win

"At the end of the day it was a big win for us and we can build on it".

The 25-year-old Indiana Pacers shooting guard is now averaging 23.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. Meanwhile, the Pacers chipped away, getting seven points from Bojan Bogdanovic in the decisive run - including a thunderous dunk to draw in to within 94-92 - to set the stage for Oladipo's clutch play.

"It took us all 48 minutes to get control of this game", Pacers coach Nate McMillan said.

Oladipo was also part of the Pacers outscoring the Bulls 29-13 in the fourth quarter. We do a great job of that. Oladipo's 3 gave IN its first lead at 97-96, and he tacked on a free throw with 12.8 seconds left.

IN shot just 39 percent from the floor and turned the ball over eight times before the break.

When asked what he was doing, Oladipo, who finished with a game-high 27 points, simply said, "I missed a free throw". "That's what a lot of teams are going towards, putting up a lot of 3s and trying to get in transition and get a lot of layups", Young told the team's website. LeBron James led the way with 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Kevin Love added 18 points with 13 rebounds while Jeff Green and Kyle Korver added 17 and 15 points respectively. "(Monday) was a good win for us and we have to look towards playing Chicago". And Bogdanovic ended up with 17 points. The effort marked his third game this season with 20 or more points and seventh time that he connected on multiple 3-pointers.

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