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Bulls vs. Pacers preview and open thread

Victor Oladipo is back

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The Bulls will be going for three wins in a row when they face the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. Of course, the Bulls are 1-18 against teams over .500 and haven’t defeated an East playoff team yet, so this will be a tough task.

Victor Oladipo is making his much-awaited return tonight after missing just over a year with a torn quad tendon in his right knee. Oladipo will be coming off the bench with a minutes limit of 24. The Pacers star will likely be rusty, but it’ll be good to see him back out there.

In other injury news, Malcolm Brogdon will play after passing concussion protocol, while Myles Turner is out due to an illness. The Bulls have a lengthy injury list, but the situation is the same as last game. Thaddeus Young will continue to start and will be out for a #REVENGEGAME.

The Pacers are 2-0 against the Bulls this season. Indy is 30-17 and sitting in sixth in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 19-30 and somehow just two games behind the Nets for the No. 8 seed, with the seventh-seeded Magic only 2.5 games ahead.

Time: 6 p.m. CT

TV: NBC Sports Chicago