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Article updated: 12/16/2011 9:34 PM

Bulls top Pacers 95-86 in preseason opener

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

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