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Bulls wrap up preseason with win in South Bend

Nate Robinson scored 21 points as the Bulls defeated the Pacers 97-90 Friday night at Notre Dame’s Joyce Center
Pacers vs. Bulls in South Bend, IN

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Bulls 97, Pacers 90 | 10.26.2012 | Chicago finishes 5-2 in the preseason

Associated Press

SOUTH BEND -- Nate Robinson replaced Kirk Hinrich in Chicago's starting lineup and had 21 points and eight assists, helping the Bulls hold off the Indiana Pacers, 97-90 at Notre Dame's Joyce Center.

Luol Deng added 17 points for the Bulls, who never trailed and finished the preseason with a 5-2 record, best in the Central Division.

Roy Hibbert led Indiana (4-3) with 17 points and eight rebounds. David West had 16 points and nine boards, and D.J. Augustin totaled 10 points and 13 assists for the Pacers.

Taj Gibson had nine points and 11 rebounds off the bench for Chicago.

Hinrich did not play after straining his right groin Tuesday against Oklahoma City.