Scola lifts Pacers past Bulls 91-79

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert passes the basketball while falling as Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, and center Joakim Noah, right, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert passes the basketball while falling as Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, and center Joakim Noah, right, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Scola had 19 points and Lance Stephenson finished with 15 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 91-79 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

The Pacers (51-18), who took a 13-game lead on the Bulls (38-31) in the Central Division, went on a 19-0 run in the third quarter.

Carlos Boozer was called for a Flagrant 1 foul with 7:31 left in the third, Roy Hibbert made two free throws and Stephenson made a basket to give the Pacers a 63-45 lead.

DJ Augustin and Jimmy Butler each scored 17 points for the Bulls, who have lost two of their last three games.

The win also gives Indiana a 2-1 series lead over the Bulls. The Pacers will visit Chicago on Monday.

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