Indiana Pacers star forward Danny Granger says he's not backing down from his earlier quote, and adds that he isn't worried about the Bulls posting it on the bulletin board.

Granger has said he would rather play the Bulls than the Boston Celtics because of the Celtics' championships and weapons, and that the best way to beat the Bulls is to "make a concerted effort to stop Derrick Rose. They go as Derrick Rose goes."

"I meant what I said and I'm not taking anything back because I was just telling the truth," Granger said after Thursday's practice. "I don't believe in any of that bulletin board stuff, anyway. This is the NBA. You've got to come to play every game no matter what. You don't need bulletin board material. Especially when you're a team like Chicago."

The 6-8 Granger, a six-year veteran and an All-Star, leads the Pacers with 20.5 points a game. He most likely will be matched against the Bulls' 6-8 small forward Luol Deng.

Pacers point guard Darren Collison he feels no extra pressure on him to be the Rose stopper.

"I just consider it an honor to be playing against him," Collison said. "I'm going to do my best to defend him and we'll do so as a team."