Bulls Defend Home, Beat Celtics 90-79
Paul Pierce had 21 points, Ray Allen added 19 and Rajon Rondo added 13 and 8 assists but in the end it was "Big Baby" Glen Davis who stood out, although in a negative way: Davis had 11 points starting in place of the injured Kevin Garnett but connected on just 4 of 17 shots from the floor and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 90-79. Boston's bench added just 10 total points in the game.
Derrick Rose had 36 points on 10-of-19 shooting (15-19 from the free throw line) and Carlos Boozer added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls who have been a very strong team at home this season. Both teams were coming off games on Friday and both had traveled but Chicago seemed to have the freshest legs for most of the game. The Bulls held the rebound advantage, pulling down 48, while the Celtics only had 27 rebounds. The Celtics are now 28-8 on the season (still good for first in the East, second overall) and next face the Houston Rockets on Monday, January 10 at 7 PM EST.