The Chicago Bulls lead the New Orleans Hornets 44-31 at halftime in New Orleans Arena on Wednesday. Chicago is being led by power forward Carlos Boozer. who has 12 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Bulls center Joakim Noah has been active on both ends, and turned in a highlight reel steal-to-dunk in the second quarter. Noah finished the half eight points and five rebounds on 4-of-5 shooting.
Chicago finished the half 19-of-42 from the field (45.2 percent) and out-rebounded New Orleans 24-19. Chicago also holds definitive advantages in assists (13-8) and steals (7-2). The Hornets have 10 turnovers, Chicago has six.
New Orleans big man Chris Kamen has been at the center of trade rumors lately, but he's played well against Chicago through a half. Kamen came off the bench to lead the Hornets in scoring with 10 points. Marco Belinelli scored six for New Orleans.
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