CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) — The Chicago Bulls are dominating the matchup with the undefeated Indiana Pacers and lead the visitors 60-35 at half-time at United Center.
Luol Deng scored 12 of his first half 14 points in the opening quarter to lead the Bulls scorers, while Derrick Rose has also scored 14 points in the opening half.
Deng has grabbed six rebounds so far, with reserve point guard Kirk Hinrich contributing 11 points and four assists in the first 24 minutes.
The Bulls have shot 85.7-percent on 6 of 7 shooting from three point range and are 54.8-percent from the floor.
Only David West, who has 11 points has scored in double figures for the Pacers, who have won all its nine opening games to start the season.
Leading scorer Paul George, who has scored 20 or more points in the first nine games, only has five points on 2 of 10 shooting from the field, while Pacers are 0 for 4 from three-pointers.