Pacers beat Bulls behind Collison’s 23 points

Jim Boylen

New Bulls coach had team running suicides in practice

Boylen's Bulls fell to the Indiana Pacers 96-90 on Tuesday, a score that seemed more reminiscent of the style played two decades ago.

Darren Collison had 23 points and eight rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points and Tyreke Evans finished with 10 for Indiana. Justin Holiday, facing off against his brother, IN rookie Aaron Holiday, finished with 15 points.

Chicago is averaging 103.4 points - 28th in the National Basketball Association - and is getting outscored by 9.6 per game. (It's) who can teach, who can coach, who can make people better. He did a lot of good things for us.

One of Indiana's biggest contributions came from Domantis Sabonis off the bench, and could very well have been the difference, with Pacers' starters working overtime to fill the void left by Oladipo's nagging injury.

As well as his double-digit points tally, Turner also chipped in with 11 rebounds and three assists. IN held the slight advantage early, jumping ahead by as many as nine points during the first half. Chicago never recovered from the deficit, although the Bulls stayed within single digits during the final 12 minutes.

While Indiana faces life without its star player, the Bulls embarked on their first game with a new face at the helm. It added up to a 115-155 mark with one playoff appearance in three-plus seasons - 5-19 this year.

Boylen met with his staff on Monday night to detail the new roles, which also will include more responsibility for associate coach Karen Stack Umlauf and video coordinator Paul Miller.

"He'll be missed, but a guy's got to do what a guy's got to do", Boylen said.

"Shawn is in charge of our player development and I feel it is vital that he is on our bench with our players", said Boylen.

Justise Winslow scored 14 for Miami, which had won two straight-and still hasn't had a three-game winning streak this season.

Jim Boylen's first game as Bulls head coach wasn't pretty. The Bulls are 1-6 against Central Division foes.

Victor Oladipo will be inactive for the eighth consecutive game for the Pacers. The Pacers are 4-4 during that stretch.

The loss left Chicago with a 5-20 record, anchoring them firmly at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Dean Cooper, a Boylen colleague from Houston who was with the Windy City Bulls also was added to the staff. Boylen said he asked Brown to remain in a new role, but Brown declined.

Elsewhere Tuesday, the Orlando Magic improved to 12-12 for the season with a 105-90 win over the Miami Heat in their Florida derby.

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