The Chicago Bulls are looking for their fifth straight win tonight against the Denver Nuggets, and after a quarter, coach Tom Thibodeau's team has the lead. Chicago will take a 27-25 lead into the second quarter at the United Center.
The Bulls built to 8-0 lead to open the game. C.J. Watson, getting the start at point guard for the injured Derrick Rose, finished the opening period with seven points and four assists. Carlos Boozer went 3-for-3 from the field to finish with six points. Ronnie Brewer had five points for Chicago.
Denver went 5-of-8 from three-point range in the quarter. The Nuggets are being led by Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson. Afflalo is 4-of-5 from the field for 11 points. Lawson has eight points on 3-of-4 shooting.