Bulls 95, Pacers 86

Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 16 points to help the

Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 95-86 on Friday night in the

preseason opener for both teams.

C.J. Watson added 15 points for the Bulls, who brought their

share of red-clad fans for the game that had some of the intensity

of a key regular-season game. It was a rematch of last season’s

first-round playoff series, which the Bulls won 4-1.

Tyler Hansbrough had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Paul George

added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers. Danny Granger

scored 12 points for Indiana, but was just 5 for 17 from the field.

Indianapolis native George Hill scored three points in his first

game in a Pacers uniform after being acquired from San Antonio.