CHICAGO – Lance Stephenson gained some notoriety not only for his play early in this NBA season but also his premonition about his team’s start.
It was revealed shortly after the season started that Stephenson said the team would win their first ten games of the season. Before Saturday night, they’d won their first nine.
But the Bulls kept Stephenson’s prediction from coming true.
Chicago dominated the first half at the United Center Saturday night as they outscored the Pacers by 25 en route to a 110-94 victory that snaps the Pacers’ record winning streak to start the season.
Luol Deng led the way for the Bulls with 23 points while Derrick Rose chipped in 20 as the Bulls shot 50 percent from the field. David West and Chris Copeland led the Pacers with 13 points a piece while Paul George finished with 12 points. It was the first time the forward didn’t score at least 20 points in a game this season.
The Pacers have a few days off before traveling to New York to face the Knicks Wednesday night at 7 PM.