Starting in place of Rose, C.J. Watson scored five points on 2-6 shooting in the opening quarter. All-Star Luol Deng leads the Bulls with 10 points, while Carlos Boozer has six points and three rebounds. The Bulls are shooting 52% from the field.
Reggie Williams leads the way for Charlotte with six points, while Boris Diaw added four points and two rebounds. Charlotte is shooting under 32% to go with four turnovers.
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