The Chicago Bulls will take a 70-46 lead into the fourth quarter on Wednesday in New Orleans against the Hornets. Chicago has led wire-to-wire, even with only minimal contributions from a less-than-healthy Derrick Rose. Rose, who is fighting back spasms and turf toe, heads into the fourth with six points, six assists, and five rebounds in 22 minutes of play.
Carlos Boozer -- as he is wont to do against inferior competition -- leads Chicago with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists through three quarters. Center Joakim Noah has 13 points (on 6-of-7 shooting) and 10 rebounds, five of them on the offensive end. Luol Deng and Kyle Korver each have nine points for Chicago.
Chris Kaman has a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench for New Orleans. Marco Belinelli has scored eight.
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