That’s a GREAT Win: Bulls 120, Pacers 112 – February 15th, 2021

For the first time since 2016, the Chicago Bulls have won a basketball game in Indianapolis.

Seven players scored in double figures to help the Bulls snap their 10-game losing streak to the Pacers, and the entire squad absolutely dominated on the glass. The Bulls out-rebounded the Pacers 60-47, including a 13-8 advantage on the offensive glass that led to 25 second-chance points (their most since January of 2017).

The return of Wendell Carter Jr. certainly helped the Bulls pull off this impressive performance, as the third-year big man didn’t look like he missed a beat in his first game since January 22nd. He just missed out on his 4th double-double of the season with 11 points and 9 rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

Of course, the final shoutout of the evening has to go to no other than Zach LaVine. The should-be All-Star dropped 30 points for the 12th time this season, a feat only Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, and Stephen Curry have accomplished thus far (h/t Jeff Mangurten). He scored 14 of his points in the 4th quarter and overtime, including this insane go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.4 seconds remaining.

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We’ll talk more about what made this win happen in bullets tomorrow (*ahem* Bulls got pretty lucky with Pacers missing basically every single layup they took). For now, let’s enjoy the W and watch The Bachelor. Great win!

Check out the full box score here.

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Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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