Nine Chicago Bulls have scored in the first half tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks, and Tom Thibodeau's team has used that balanced to get out to a 64-53 lead at halftime. Power forward Carlos Boozer has been the Bulls' main threat, finishing the half with 14 points and four rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting. Joakim Noah has also been active, doing all the things he does when he's playing at his best. Noah ends the half with six points (on 6-of-6 free throw shooting), eight rebounds, and seven assists, which already matches his career high.
Star guard Derrick Rose is showing no lingering signs of a recent back injury, either. Rose had an outstanding block in the first quarter, and heads into the second half with 11 points and four assists. Starting shooting guard Ronnie Brewer has 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Shaun Livingston (12 points) and Brandon Jennings (11 points) have powered the Bucks.