Chicago Bulls

Robinson helps Bulls beat Pacers at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Nate Robinson replaced Kirk Hinrich in the Bulls' starting lineup Friday and had 21 points and eight assists, helping the Bulls hold off the Indiana Pacers, 97-90, at Notre Dame's Joyce Center.

Luol Deng added 17 points for the Bulls, who never trailed and finished the preseason with a 5-2 record, best in the Central Division.

Roy Hibbert led Indiana (4-3) with 17 points and eight rebounds. David West had 16 points and nine boards, and D.J. Augustin had 10 points and 13 assists for the Pacers.

Taj Gibson had nine points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Bulls.

Hinrich did not play after straining his right groin Tuesday against Oklahoma City.

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