Victor Oladipo hits late 3, the passers hit bulls 119-116 in the lead


Victor Oladipo hits late 3, the passers hit bulls 119-116 in the lead

Indiana Packers watch Victor Oladipo, right, celebrates with guard Tire Evans after making a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the transition of an NBA basketball game Friday, January 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Vladipo has 36 points and seven ribbons, and Domeasas Sabison added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first game of a five-game trip.

Chicago's Zagreb avalanche hit a 3-pointer from the corner, but it still ran out of time.

Avalanche led Chicago with 31 points. He made two 3-pointers in the closing moments of regulation to tie it at 105 and send it transition. He got the first 3 with 17.3 seconds from the outside of the left side of the arc, then knotted it with 3.9 seconds remaining almost the same.

Indiana's Tadadas young had 16 points, including some key baskets in the fourth quarter, helping the packers overcome an early 12-point deficit.

Lauri Markkanen has 27 points, and Chris Dan has 16 points and 17 assists for Chicago.

Chicago headed 78-75 in the fourth quarter, but Indiana grabbed a six-point lead with 1:12 left when Sabonis hit a free throw. Avalanche then tied it

Trading Fallout: Guards Marshall Brooks And Wine Seldr Jr., Acquired By The Bulls In A Trade Thursday Which Sent Watch Justin Holiday To Memphis, Wasn't Enrolled In Chicago. The Grizzlies also sent second-round peaks in 2019 and 2020 to the rebuilding bullets. Chicago denied the warning to Cameron Pain in another move.

"What we did last night was consistent with our direction," Executive Vice Presidential Basketball Operations John Paxson said before Friday. "When the two second-round pics were important to us, we won Selda Wayne Selden, he is a young player and we will see what he is doing.

Coach Jim Boule was still certain that the 24-year-old Selden, whom he called a "big dick," would fit.

Youth to the Front: Chandler Hutchison, a 22-year-old rookie ahead, moved to Chicago's young liner and made his fourth start this season. Hutchison and the Bulls – four other starters – Markkanen, Wendel Carter Jr., LaVine and Dunn – are all first-round picks. Dunn, who's 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.

"(The trade) gives Chandler Hutchison an opportunity to play," Paxson said. "He'll have to meet the standards Jim (Boyle) and we want, but he'll get the opportunity."


Pacers: C Myles Turner is back in the starting line-up, wearing a face mask, after breaking his nose into a collision with Atlanta's forward center John Collins by the third quarter of a 116-108 win Monday in Indianapolis. Turner has 20 points, eight rebounds and four shots in less than 24 minutes in the game, then he needs just a short medical procedure to fix his nose. "I'm Big," Turner said before Friday's game. "Excited to get out there."

Bulls: F Bobbi Portis (Sprained Right Ankle) missed his seventh straight game but may return Sunday when Bulls boss Brooklyn. Portis will have another contact day on Saturday. "It looks good," coach Jim Boulen said, "but I'm not going to bank on it." … Jabari Parker is not playing for the first quarter in the first quarter since December 13, in Orlando (nine games) due to illness and coaching decisions.


Pacers: in Toronto on Sunday night

Bulls: Host Brooklyn on Sunday night.

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