Brooks, Bulls beat Pacers

CHICAGO (AP) Aaron Brooks scored 22 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 103-94 win over the Indiana Pacers in a preseason game Tuesday night. Paul George had 26 and 13 rebounds for the Pacers.

PACERS: Monta Ellis and Ian Mahinmi added 14 points. . Fifteen of George's points were in the first quarter. . Indiana shot 3 for 24 in the second quarter.

BULLS: Six players scored in double-digits. . First-round pick Bobby Portis didn't play.

MAKING PROGRESS: Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he was ''very encouraged'' by Derrick Rose during a solo workout earlier Tuesday. Rose took some contact, but Hoiberg didn't say when Rose (broken left orbital bone) would go through a full-contact practice.

A STRONG FINISH: George gave the Pacers a 16-8 lead with 6:10 left in the first on his thunderous one-handed dunk after he rebounded his missed 3-pointer.

UP NEXT: Indiana faces Charlotte on Thursday in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Chicago plays Dallas on Friday in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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