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Bulls Vs Celtics: Bulls Trail At Half

The Bulls got off to a slow start Sunday against the Boston Celtics, but made a nice surge to pull within five points at the half. Chicago is playing without the services of reigning MVP Derrick Rose.

Joakim Noah leads the Bulls at half with 12 points and six rebounds, CJ Watson started in place for Rose and has eight points for the Bulls.

Fellow all-star Luol Deng only has one point so far in this game.

Boston is being led by Rajon Rondo, who is taking full advantage of Rose not playing. Rondo has 16 points and six assists at the half.

The Bulls are shooting only 34 percent from the field while Boston is an impressive 55 percent.

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