Heats Vs. Bulls Score: Luol Deng Leads Chicago To 45-38 Halftime Lead

The Chicago Bulls enter halftime of Game 5 with a seven-point lead over the Miami Heat, 45-38. Building on the momentum from their 15-6 run to end the first quarter, the Bulls never trailed in the second quarter and held a lead as large as 12 points with five minutes remaining in the quarter.

Luol Deng leads the Bulls with 14 points, while Derrick Rose has 10 points, all in the first quarter. However, Rose has distributed the ball for five assists. The Bulls hold a 23-14 rebounding advantage over the Heat, as Deng, Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah each pulled down four boards. Rose has two of the team's five offensive rebounds, as many as the entire Heat team has at the half.

LeBron James is the only Heat player in double-digits (11 points), but Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are right behind with nine and eight points, respectively. Wade, though, has already made six turnovers. Mike Miller has played solidly off the bench with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting.

Be sure to check out our Heat vs. Bulls hub for full series coverage. For more on the Bulls, visit Blog a Bull and SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier.

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