The Chicago Bulls led the Minnesota Timberwolves 48-25 midway through the second quarter before something triggered the T-Wolves back into it. The T-Wolves would finish the first half on a 22-5 run and pull within six at the break despite shooting just 35-percent.
A big reason the T-Wolves were down so many early was because of the poor shooting and their best player Kevin Love missed his first five shots. He wound up finishing the half with 13 points and eight rebounds. Ricky Rubio had seven assists and Anthony Randolph contributed 10 points.
The Bulls jumped out to a huge lead behind their MVP Derrick Rose. Rose was 7-for-10 shooting in the first half and had four assists and no turnovers.
Michael Beasley is not playing again for Minnesota with a right foot sprain. Richard Hamilton is out for the Bulls with a sore groin.