Luol Deng and Richard Hamilton were ruled out of Monday night's game and C.J. Watson (a gametime decision) hasn't gotten on the floor either, but so far so good for the Bulls, who hold a 26-16 lead on the Washington Wizards through one quarter of play.
Derrick Rose was excellent in the period, scoring 13 points on 6-8 shooting. Carlos Boozer has six points, and Joakim Noah has four.
Shooting was a real struggle for Washington in the quarter -- the Wizards were 7-24 from the field -- and John Wall was the only person on the team to score more than two points.
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