The Chicago Bulls are leading 30-23 over the Milwaukee Bucks after one period at the United Center on Wednesday night. It's been a tight game so far between Central division foes, but the Bulls have led by as many as eight points and take a solid lead into the second quarter.
Shooting wasn't a problem for the Bulls in the first quarter as they shot 55 percent from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line, but handling the ball was an issue. Chicago turned the ball over six times in the quarter, including three turnovers by Carlos Boozer. The Bucks shot 46 percent in the first quarter.
Boozer leads the Bulls with eight points, while Ronnie Brewer has added seven. Joakim Noah has also been excellent with four points, five rebounds and five assists, an impressive number for the big man. Jon Leuer leads Milwaukee in scoring with eight points himself.
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