Half: Lakers 51, Bulls 49

The evolution of Shannon Brown continued in the first half tonight. Brown scored 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting in 14 minutes in a reserve role. The Lakers would have been lost without him. Kobe Bryant added 12 points on 4-for-8 shooting, but the rest of the Lakers were out of sync. Derrick Rose led Chicago with 16 points and seven assists in the half.