Halftime: Bulls 62, Lakers 48

CHICAGO — Well, one team seemed excited to be playing tonight. It wasn’t the Lakers, however. The Chicago Bulls ran circles around the heavy-legged Lakers en route to a double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter. The Lakers’ deficit grew to as many as 16 points in the second quarter. Chicago shot 59.1 percent in the first half; the Lakers shot 45.5 percent. John Salmons led the Bulls with 18 points. Kobe Bryant had 13 for the Lakers.

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