Turner, Mathurin spur Pacers’ rally to beat Bulls 116-110

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Myles Turner and Bennedict Mathurin each scored 26 points, and Mathurin’s short, go-ahead basket with 29.1 seconds left helped the Indiana Pacers cap off a 21-point rally to beat the Chicago Bulls 116-110 Tuesday evening.

Indiana snapped a season-worst seven-game losing streak to stay ahead of Chicago for 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers again played without injured point guard Tyrese Haliburton and this time without his replacement, Andrew Nembhard, who was ill.

TJ McConnell had 20 points and 10 assists for the Pacers, who have won 11 games this season in which they have trailed by double digits.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points to lead the Bulls and Nikola Vucevic added 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Chicago’s three-game winning streak ended and Vucevic’s streak of 11 consecutive double-doubles ended as well.

It was a physical and at times ugly game in which Chicago dominated early as it built a 20-5 lead in the first six minutes and extended the margin to 62-41 late in the first half.

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