The New Jersey Nets were much more competitive in the second quarter but were not able to put a dent in the huge lead the Chicago Bulls built in the first quarter. The Bulls shot 63.9% from the field in the first half and hit seven of 10 three-point attempts. Luol Deng, not too hampered by his wrist injury, apparently, has 13 points to lead the Bulls. Carlos Boozer has 12 points and five assists.
Derrick Rose, who has been bothered by a back injury, did head to the locker room before the end of the half, and has played just 11 minutes. His status is unknown.
Deron Williams leads New Jersey with 12 points.
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