Mavericks Vs. Bulls Score Update: Chicago Holds Dallas To 8 Points In 1st Quarter

Derrick Rose is back in the lineup for the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night as the team hosts the Dallas Mavericks, but once again it's Chicago's defense that is getting the job done in the first quarter. The Bulls lead the Mavericks 21-8 heading into quarter No. 2, with the Bulls' defense routinely forcing misses and turnovers from the reigning champs.

Richard Hamilton leads the Bulls with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the first quarter. Power forward Carlos Boozer has eight points on 4-of-5 shooting.

The Mavericks are led by power forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was held to just four points in the first quarter.

Dallas shot just 4-of-19 in the first quarter.

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