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|Rose Leads Bulls Past Pacers for 3-0 Lead
|INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 23 points, including the go-ahead layup with 17.8 seconds left, to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 88-84 Thursday night and take a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.
Rose's late basket was his only field goal in the second half. He made just 4 of 18 shots as he was blanketed, and at times pummeled, by Indiana's Paul George and Dahntay Jones. He made up for it by making 13 of 15 free throws. Rose averaged 37.5 points in the first two games of the series.
Luol Deng had 21 points and Kyle Korver added 12 for the Bulls.
Indiana's Danny Granger had a chance to win it at the end, but he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. He led the Pacers with 21 points.
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