2012 NBA Playoffs, 76ers Vs. Bulls Halftime Score: Sixers Trail 53-42

The first half of the first game of the 2012 NBA Playoffs is in the books, and the Philadelphia 76ers trail the Chicago Bulls, 53-42.

The first half went exactly as you would expect a match-up between the one and eight seeds to go. The Bulls looked and played like a better team. The Sixers had a few moments and nice stretches, but were generally out-matched.

Elton Brand leads the Sixers with 15 points – also a game high. Without Brand, the Sixers would be shooting just 32 percent from the floor. Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young have eight a piece.

Richard Hamilton and Derrick Rose are both in double digits for the Bulls.

The remainder of the game can be seen on TNT.

For more on the Sixers, stay tuned to SB Nation Philly and team blog Liberty Ballers. For more on the Bulls check out SBN Chicago and Blog a Bull.

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