Chicago visits Indiana following LaVine's 51-point outing

Aaron Nesmith, Tristan Thompson
Posted at 9:48 AM, Oct 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-30 09:48:52-04

Chicago Bulls (1-2, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (2-0, first in the Eastern Conference)Indianapolis; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago faces the Indiana Pacers after Zach LaVine scored 51 points in the Bulls' 118-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Indiana went 35-47 overall, 7-9 in Central Division play and 20-21 at home a season ago. The Pacers gave up 119.5 points per game while committing 21.2 fouls last season.

Chicago went 40-42 overall and 27-25 in Eastern Conference action during the 2022-23 season. The Bulls averaged 7.8 steals, 4.5 blocks and 12.7 turnovers per game last season.

INJURIES: Pacers: None listed.
Bulls: Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).