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Oladipo, defense shine in Pacers' 105-87 victory over Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Indiana's July trade that sent All-Star Paul George to Oklahoma City looks pretty good for the Pacers at the moment.

Oladipo scored 25 points, and Indiana snapped a four-game losing streak with a 105-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

''This was huge, just to kind of get our mojo back a little bit,'' Oladipo said.

The 25-year-old Oladipo was 11 of 20 from the field and finished with six assists, six rebounds and two steals, continuing his strong start. The Pacers also got Domantas Sabonis in the deal with the Thunder.

''Great road win for us,'' Oladipo said. ''There are some things we still need to get better at. We need to learn each other. This was the first time we had everybody healthy. That's big too. We took steps in the right direction today.''

After giving up an average of 115 points during its losing streak, Indiana held Chicago to 39.8 percent shooting in one of its stingiest defensive performance of the season. Bojan Bogdanovic made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pacers, and Thaddeus Young finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.

''One of our goals tonight was to defend the paint,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''We thought we did a much better job. We held Chicago to 38 points in the paint. We executed the game plan and did a much better job on the defensive end.''

Bobby Portis led Chicago with 20 points and 11 rebounds in his second game of the season. Kris Dunn scored 16 points on 8-for-14 shooting, and rookie Lauri Markkanen had 12 points and 10 boards.

Portis had 21 points and 13 rebounds in Tuesday night's 119-114 loss at Toronto. He was suspended for the first eight games of the season after he punched teammate Nikola Mirotic during a preseason practice.

''I put a lot of work in over the summer,'' Portis said. ''On my jump shot, my low post game and everything and feel like I've tuned everything to get it to be an NBA player. This is a big year for me.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Indianapolis is in contention to host the All-Star game in 2021. Silver was in Chicago for Friday's announcement that the city will host the 2020 All-Star game. ... Sabonis (calf) returned from a two-game absence with eight points and nine rebounds. It was just the fifth time this season Sabonis and Myles Turner were active in the same game. McMillan said he plans to continue to put the two centers on the floor together.

Bulls: Robin Lopez followed his 10-for-11 showing in Toronto by missing his first six shots against the Pacers. He finished with three points on 1-of-7 shooting.

PROPER PUNISHMENT

Silver said the Bulls handled Portis' suspension for injuring Mirotic ''the right way,'' and the league did not need to step in as a result.

ENDORSEMENT FOR HOIBERG

In a rare conversation with reporters following the All-Star game announcement, team president Michael Reinsdorf said he was happy with the direction of the Bulls' rebuild under coach Fred Hoiberg despite the team's 2-7 record coming into the day.

''So far we're happy,'' Reinsdorf said. ''When Zach (LaVine) comes back, that's going to be a big indication. Kris just came back from an injury. We have to see, but right now we're happy. The team is playing hard. Fred's got them playing hard. It's not going unnoticed.''

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Houston on Sunday.

Bulls: At San Antonio on Saturday.

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Key Players
V. Oladipo
4 G
R. Lopez
42 C
31.6 Min. Per Game 31.6
15.3 Pts. Per Game 15.3
2.2 Ast. Per Game 2.2
6.1 Reb. Per Game 6.1
46.7 Field Goal % 50.0
45.8 Three Point % 52.1
83.3 Free Throw % 81.3
  Defensive rebound by Ike Anigbogu 0:04
  Kris Dunn missed jump shot 0:07
  Offensive rebound by Kris Dunn 0:08
  Kay Felder missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:12
+ 2 Damien Wilkins made jump shot 0:19
  Offensive rebound by Damien Wilkins 0:20
  Damien Wilkins missed jump shot 0:23
+ 2 Cristiano Felicio made finger-roll layup, assist by Kay Felder 0:43
+ 1 Joe Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:54
  Joe Young missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:54
  Team rebound 0:54
Team Stats
Points 105 87
Field Goals 43-84 (51.2%) 37-93 (39.8%)
3-Pointers 12-29 (41.4%) 7-27 (25.9%)
Free Throws 7-12 (58.3%) 6-9 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 58 47
Offensive 7 11
Defensive 44 32
Team 7 4
Assists 27 24
Steals 8 10
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 18 12
Fouls 17 13
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST
20 PTS, 11 REB, 1 AST
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away team logo Pacers 6-7 27183525105
home team logo Bulls 2-8 1619262687
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 6-7 106.8 PPG 41.9 RPG 22.4 APG
home team logo Bulls 2-8 103.3 PPG 44.7 RPG 23.5 APG
Key Players
V. Oladipo G 24.4 PPG 5.3 RPG 4.1 APG 48.4 FG%
B. Portis F 12.5 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.7 APG 47.0 FG%
Top Scorers
V. Oladipo G 25 PTS 6 REB 6 AST
B. Portis F 20 PTS 11 REB 1 AST
51.2 FG% 39.8
41.4 3PT FG% 25.9
58.3 FT% 66.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 30 25 6 6 2 0 2 1 11/20 1/3 2/3 1 5 43 +17
B. Bogdanovic 34 22 7 1 0 0 2 2 8/12 6/9 0/0 1 6 29 +11
T. Young 33 13 8 3 1 0 2 1 6/13 1/4 0/0 0 8 26 +19
M. Turner 27 11 9 0 0 3 3 2 5/11 1/1 0/1 0 9 20 +11
D. Collison 29 3 3 7 1 0 1 3 1/5 1/3 0/0 1 2 20 +17
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 30 25 6 6 2 0 2 1 11/20 1/3 2/3 1 5 43 +17
B. Bogdanovic 34 22 7 1 0 0 2 2 8/12 6/9 0/0 1 6 29 +11
T. Young 33 13 8 3 1 0 2 1 6/13 1/4 0/0 0 8 26 +19
M. Turner 27 11 9 0 0 3 3 2 5/11 1/1 0/1 0 9 20 +11
D. Collison 29 3 3 7 1 0 1 3 1/5 1/3 0/0 1 2 20 +17
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Joseph 28 10 4 7 3 0 1 3 4/9 2/6 0/0 0 4 30 +6
L. Stephenson 16 8 2 1 1 0 3 2 4/6 0/1 0/0 0 2 10 +5
D. Sabonis 26 8 9 1 0 0 3 3 2/4 0/1 4/6 3 6 16 +8
T. Leaf 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 2 -3
D. Wilkins 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 0 2 -1
J. Young 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 0 3 -1
I. Anigbogu 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 -1
A. Jefferson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 +2
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 105 51 27 8 3 18 17 43/84 12/29 7/12 7 44 203 +90
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Holiday 30 14 3 4 1 0 1 1 6/11 2/5 0/0 1 2 25 -19
L. Markkanen 28 12 10 3 2 1 0 0 5/14 2/9 0/0 0 10 31 -15
J. Grant 17 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 2/5 0/0 0/2 0 1 5 -14
R. Lopez 27 3 5 3 0 2 2 2 1/7 0/0 1/1 2 3 14 -15
P. Zipser 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 3 -16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Holiday 30 14 3 4 1 0 1 1 6/11 2/5 0/0 1 2 25 -19
L. Markkanen 28 12 10 3 2 1 0 0 5/14 2/9 0/0 0 10 31 -15
J. Grant 17 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 2/5 0/0 0/2 0 1 5 -14
R. Lopez 27 3 5 3 0 2 2 2 1/7 0/0 1/1 2 3 14 -15
P. Zipser 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 3 -16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Portis 25 20 11 1 1 0 1 0 7/17 1/3 5/6 5 6 33 -6
K. Dunn 33 16 4 5 3 0 4 2 8/14 0/1 0/0 2 2 29 0
Q. Pondexter 9 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 3/3 1/1 0/0 0 1 11 +5
K. Felder 18 4 3 2 0 0 1 2 2/8 0/3 0/0 1 2 10 0
C. Felicio 14 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 1 4 0
D. Valentine 21 3 3 4 1 0 1 1 1/10 1/4 0/0 0 3 14 -10
N. Mirotic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. LaVine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Blakeney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Arcidiacono - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Nwaba - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 87 43 24 10 3 12 13 37/93 7/27 6/9 11 32 179 -90