The Chicago Bulls will be looking for a second-half comeback without the services of C Joakim Noah. The Bulls enter halftime with the Toronto Raptors leading 55-50, and now are down three key starters with PG Derrick Rose and SG Richard Hamilton injured and now Noah ejected for lashing out a referee after a foul call.
Late in the second quarter, PG Jose Calderon drove to the net, drawing a foul from Noah. But, after the official's whistle blew, Noah began verbally expressing his frustrations and then threw the ball to -- or, perhaps more accurately, at -- the referee. Drawing a pair of technical fouls (which gave Calderon and the Raptors two more points), Noah then hit the locker room.
SF Luol Deng currently leads the Bulls in points (14), rebounds (6) and minutes (21), but the Bulls have also received a strong performance from the Bench Mob, getting 20 points our of their reserves in just about 11 minutes on the floor.
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