INDIANAPOLIS -- Let's take a quick look at how the Indiana Pacers avoided a sweep by earning an 89-84 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Conseco Fieldhouse.
How it happened: Danny Granger scored 20 points for the Pacers while Roy Hibbert added 16 points as Indiana was finally able to close out a game for the first time in this series. The Pacers' defense was on point most of the day, limiting Derrick Rose and company throughout. Rose was just 5-for-20 from the field for 15 points. As a team, the Bulls looked tired and that showed in the form of their shooting percentage -- just 37 percent. Rose simply couldn't save the Bulls this time around and there will surely be fans who wonder if the sprained ankle he suffered at the end of the first quarter had something to do with his performance.
What it means: The Bulls were down 13 points with 1:54 left in the game and were a Carlos Boozer open look from sending the game into overtime. Boozer, Deng and Rose combined to go 17-for-51 from the field and could not find any kind of rhythm on offense. The Bulls let the Pacers set the tone of the game once again ... only this time they couldn't dig themselves completely out of the hole.
Stats of the night: The Bulls were just 3-for-20 from beyond the arc.
What's next: The Bulls will be back on the practice floor Sunday afternoon before trying to close out the series Monday night in Game 5.