Derrick Rose is back in the lineup for Chicago, and behind his eight first-quarter points, the Bulls have taken a 28-18 lead on the visiting New Jersey Nets in the early going. Rose is 3-5 from the field and 2-3 from beyond the arc.
Richard Hamilton made only one basket in the quarter, but it got him to a big milestone: 15,000 career points.
The Bulls shot 52.4% in the period, and Ronnie Brewer leads them in scoring with nine points.
Deron Williams has just two points for New Jersey, though he has handed out five assists.
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