In a battle between two of the most vaunted defensive teams in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls dominated the Boston Celtics on both ends of the court en route to a 52-33 halftime lead. The Bulls held the Boston Celtics to only 13-39 shooting from the field in the first half, while converting 53% of their own field goals.
Derrick Rose is in the line up for the Bulls, but he had a middling half, dishing out six assists but shooting only 3-7 from the field. The Bulls were were powered by Luol Deng, who took advantage of Boston's weakness on the wing in racking up 12 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. Carlos Boozer also had a strong half, putting up 12 points and five rebounds while helping to hold Kevin Garnett to no points and two rebounds.
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