Boston had this one in hand pretty much from start to finish. The Bulls made some runs to make it close, including a big run late in the fourth quarter, but the Celtics finished it off 110-101.
Despite the impressive win, the Celtics still weren't quite on their A game. They had some pretty bad jumpers, were a sieve at times on defense and couldn't convert some easy buckets in the paint. Even still, Boston grabbed plenty of turnovers, 20 compared to 12 from the Celtics.
For Boston, Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas had 22 points, Avery Bradley scored 21 points and Kelly Olynyk had 12 points and nine rebounds .
For Chicago, Jimmy Butler had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Derrick Rose had 27 points and seven rebounds and Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston's game Saturday against the 76ers has been moved to Sunday due to the snow storm so instead of a Friday-Saturday back-to-back, Boston will play two games in a row Sunday and Monday.
@ericblaisdell13 Eric Blaisdell 1/22/2016 09:53:00 PM Tweet Edit