Game Recap: Celtics look like they should against Chicago Bulls
The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 111-82 tonight, improving their record to 8-6. While the Bulls are definitely subpar competition, the Celts showed flashes of their immense potential, as six players scored in double digits.
The team was lead in scoring by Jaylen Brown with 18 points on 57.1% shooting. Following him was Kyrie Irving, who scored 17 while shooting a fantastic 75% from the field. Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart had 12 and 8, respectively off the bench.
The scoring was balanced, and unpredictable for a Bulls team that looked lost. Shaquille Harrison (who?) lead them in scoring with 16 points.
This win was important for the C's, who finally got a chance to play like they should be playing. We shot 44% from three, finally capitalizing on all those open looks we've been getting.
Defensively, the Celts were as lock-down as they have been all season. The team had 12 total steals and 5 blocks. Aron Baynes had 11 rebounds. Shit's looking good.
Not only was their play fantastic, taking advantage of an even-weaker-than-they-should-be Bulls team, they were visibly enjoying it. Amidst their slow start to the season, the team seemed a bit lethargic and weighed down by pressure. After an easy win, the camera showed the team laughing, as Tommy Weinsohn exclaimed, "it really looks like they're having fun out there."
Image: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images (of Shaquille Harrison)