Mike Dunleavy had 25 points, Travis Diener ended with 22 points and nine assists, and Troy Murphy scored 19. Danny Granger donated 17 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Larry Hughes had 29 points for Chicago to lead all scorers.

After the game Pacers coach Jim O'Brien had this to say,"The fourth quarter...turnovers and missed opportunities did us in,"It's tough to lose like that. It seems like I say it quite a bit because it does happen quite a bit. We're losing basketball games in the fourth quarter. Clearly, we're not getting the job done."