(INDIANAPOLIS) — For the first time since 1971-72, the Indiana Pacers are 5-0.
Paul George scored 21 and David West had 17 points and 13 boards to help lead the Pacers past the Chicago Bulls 97-80 Wednesday.
The Pacers remain the NBA’s lone undefeated team as they hand the Bulls (1-3) their second straight loss.
“We’re not number one yet,” George said. “We’re undefeated but there is still so much work for us to do. We’re just trying to take it one game at a time and trying to get better each game.”
Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each added 17 points in the loss.
Chicago actually took a 67-65 lead with 8:37 left in the game when Deng knocked down an 18-foot jumper, but the Pacers proceeded to go on a 12-2 run to ultimately seal the game.
The Pacers will try to extend their perfect beginning to the season Friday when they host the Toronto Raptors.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN