Richard Hamilton is back in the Chicago Bulls' lineup and playing in his first game in February following a 13-game absence, and Chicago has taken a 30-26 lead on New Orleans as the two teams head into the second quarter.
Both Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer had big opening quarters for Chicago, and they lead the team in scoring with 11 points and eight points, respectively. Hamilton has three points in his return, while Derrick Rose has six points on 3-8 shooting to go with four assists. The Bulls shot 56% from the field in the period.
Greivis Vasquez leads New Orleans with nine points, and Chris Kaman has eight.