On Monday night, Richard Hamilton returned to the court for the first time in nearly a month, and he's put forth a solid effort so far at the offensive end: six points on 2-4 shooting to go with a pair of assists. But it is the visitors from Houston who have the edge after the first quarter, 26-22.
Luis Scola scored 10 points on 5-7 shooting to lead the Rockets in the period; as a team, Houston shot 54.2% from the field. Marcus Camby had eight points and five rebounds.
Joakim Noah leads Chicago with eight points and Luol Deng has six.
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