The Chicago Bulls closed the second quarter on a 10-2 run to grab a 35-26 lead at halftime of Game 5 tonight at the United Center. Philly scored just 10 points in the second quarter. Chicago trails in the first round series 3-1 and needs a win tonight to extend its season.
Luol Deng has 11 points and five rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting at the half to lead Chicago. John Lucas III came off the bench to add five points. Taj Gibson has been a defensive menace, finishing the half with two points, three rebounds and five blocks.
Lavoy Allen has six points for the 76ers. Lou Williams and Elton Brand each have five points for Philadelphia at the half.
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