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George scores 26 as Pacers fall 103-94 to Bulls

Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13), passes around Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol (16), and Jimmy Butler (21), during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13), passes around Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol (16), and Jimmy Butler (21), during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Paul George had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers.

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CHICAGO -- 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 points 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.

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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 -- a game that will be televised on FOX Sports Indiana and FOX Sports Midwest. Chicago plays Dallas on Friday in Lincoln, Nebraska.