Trailing by 27 in the middle of the third quarter, the Chicago Bulls (12-2) fought furiously to bring the game back to an 11-point game after three quarters. The Memphis Grizzlies (5-6) took a 20-lead at the half, but their mid-game momentum has begun to dwindle in the late game push.
The Bulls are playing without the services of starting PG Derrick Rose as he is out with an injury. Second-year Bull John Lucas got the start at point guard, but has only added 16 minutes and a few assists through the first three quarters.
After shooting .351 on field goals in the first half, the Bulls have improved markedly in the second half, approaching a .450 percentage.
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