After being called off due to inclement weather around the Indianapolis area, a Dec. 26 meeting between the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls has been rescheduled for Feb. 4 according to an official release by the league.
The two rivals currently sit one game away from each other in the Central Division, and both are firmly in the Eastern Conference playoff race with more than 33% of the season in the books. Set to face off three more times this season, the two franchises last met on Dec. 4 at the United Center in a game where forward Paul George exploded for 34 points to power a four-point Indiana victory.
Without injured point guard Derrick Rose on the court to control the flow of the offense, the Bulls have struggled to maintain consistency this season. In addition to a meager 4-8 mark against teams from the West, Tom Thibodeau's Bulls rank just 27th in the NBA offensively at 92.3 points per game. Chicago will meet up with Indiana on Mar. 3, and then conclude the four-game set at the United Center on Mar. 23 in a pivotal late-season game.