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Strong Team Performance Leads Bulls to Victory Over Pacers

The Bulls got solid contributions from multiple sources to take down the Pacers, and Ayo Dosunmu put an exclamation point on the victory.
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This may have been the best performance we have seen from Ayo Dosunmu, and with key star Zach LaVine out for tonight's game, the Chicago Bulls needed it.

The Bulls rookie continues to surprise as he consistently gets better game by game. In a 122-115 victory over the Indiana Pacers, Dosunmu secured a double-double, including 14 assists.

But his most impressive and emphatic play of the game came late in the fourth quarter. With the Bulls up three points, Dosunmu drove to the basket and slammed home a dunk that put his team up for good.

The 14 assists were a career-high for Dosunmu and the most in the NBA by a rookie this season.

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But it wasn't just Dosunmu. Both Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan scored more than 30 points. Vucevic continues to show why the Bulls front office traded for him last season. The forward shot 16-21 (76%) from the field, the seventh time in the last 10 games Vucevic has shot over 50%.

Other Bulls stepped up in the absence of LaVine as well. Javonte Green added 16 points while Matt Thomas scored 10 points. Overall, the Bulls had 30 assists to just nine turnovers.

What’s On Tap Next?

The Bulls (33-19) will head back home for the first of two straight home games against NBA Finals contenders. The Sixers (31-20) come to town on Sunday and are currently just one game behind Chicago in the standings. Tip-off is at 2:30 PM CST and the game will air on NBC Sports Chicago.

Be sure to check out the Bulls On Tap podcast for further postgame reaction as well as Chicago basketball analysis and commentary all season.