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Celts take Bulls' best punch, run away for 10th straight win


By Kent McDill, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday December 12, 2009 11:51PM

CHICAGO (NBA.com exclusive) -- The challenge for the Bulls Saturday was to make the game a challenge for the Boston Celtics.

With newfound energy against a unique rival, the Bulls gave it the old college try. But the Celtics pulled away late in the second quarter and kept pulling away throughout the second half on the way to their 10th straight win, 106-80 over the host Bulls.

The Bulls dropped their 10th game in the last 12, shot a season-low 32 percent for the game and went 1-for-9 from the 3-point line. Three of their last four losses were by at least 20 points.

The Celtics had seven players in double figures, led by Rajon Rondo with 16 points. He also had 14 assists. Kevin Garnett had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Derrick Rose had 19 points for the Bulls but was 8-for-19 from the field. Likewise, Luol Deng had 17 points but was 5-for-16 from the field. He also missed 5-of-12 free throws. Taj Gibson had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls.

For the Bulls to have a chance in the game, the thinking was that they would have to play a perfect game. When they started missing shots, losing rebounds and mishandling dribbles, the game got out of hand quickly.

"You can never play a perfect game,'' Bulls guard John Salmons said. "Trying to play a perfect game puts too much pressure on the team."

"They are a better team,'' Bulls center Joakim Noah said. "But anything can happen in one game."

Despite their disparate records, the Celtics (19-4) and the Bulls (8-14) are now significant rivals as a result of the Bulls' surprising effort in the first round playoff series against Boston last season. That series went seven games and taught the Bulls just how far they can go with concerted and constant effort.

So the Bulls came out to play with the Celtics in the first half Saturday, going out to a 6-0 lead and battling the visitors basket for basket through the first quarter. Noah matched Garnett with six rebounds in the first 12 minutes, and Deng matched Paul Pierce for leading scorer with eight points.

For the Bulls, the slide began immediately in the second quarter, when Salmons traveled on a clear layup, and Noah threw up a bad hook. The Celtics scored on the other end and took a 33-26 lead.

Rose, who has been "told'' by local sports radio types (broadcasters and listeners) to be more aggressive, took the ball to the basket on three consecutive possessions, pulling the Bulls back to within two points, 39-37. But the Celtics took little time to build their first double-digit lead, 51-41, on a Ray Allen 3-pointer.

That basket came after Deng missed a 3-pointer and Gibson mishandled the rebound, an indication that the Bulls need to play perfectly to have a chance to succeed.

It happened again in the third quarter when Noah failed to get the handle on a defensive rebound, the Celtics missed a shot, Deng got out on a fast break and lost the dribble before he ever got to the basket. Allen answered with a 3-pointer again and the Celtics had a 67-59 lead when the Bulls were looking at getting the advantage down to three points.

"They made shots and we didn't,'' Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said. "They made free throws and we turned the ball over too much. Then you start chasing them."

It's hard for the Bulls to chase anybody when they can't score from 3-point range. They rank 27th in 3-point percentage.

"It's different when you make them,'' Del Negro said. "It spreads their defense. It opens up the lane. We just have to make up for that by being more efficient."

"That's the makeup of our team,'' Salmons said. "We've got to be true to our team and use what we've got."

The Celtics started the game off slowly, took the Bulls' best shot, then demolished the opposition with contributions from the entire roster. While the two starting teams played each other rather evenly, when the combatants went to the bench, the game turned Boston's way.

"In the first half, I thought [the bench] was the group that actually stretched the lead for us and got us going,'' Boston coach Doc Rivers said. "I thought in the first quarter we just traded baskets. Once we just started defending in the second quarter, we stretched the lead."

While the Bulls must have known they needed a tremendous effort to stay in the game, the Celtics probably knew they didn't need their best effort to beat the Bulls.

"We are just focused on us, trying to do the right things and do what we need to do,'' Boston's Rasheed Wallace said. "We're trying to go out and play the way we need to play and execute the way we need to get wins."

Celtics
Bulls
     
    • 43.2%

    • 32.6%

    • 30.8%

    • 11.1%

    • 73.3%

    • 70.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CHI
Total Rebounds 9 15
Offensive Rebounds 10 16
Turnovers 9 12
Fast Break Pts: 19 11
Biggest Lead: 26 6
Points in the Paint: 34 34
BOS CHI
p Rondo   16 Rose   19
rb Garnett   10 Noah   13
a Rondo   14 Salmons   9
s Rondo   3 Gibson   2
b Perkins   3 3 players   2
 
  • 11/05 - CHI @ BOS
  • 12/03 - CHI @ BOS
  • 01/08 - BOS @ CHI
  • 04/07 - BOS @ CHI
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 24:59 4-12 2-5 4-4 +10 1 2 3 3 4 1 0 0 0 14
K. Garnett F 26:52 6-8 0-0 0-2 +13 2 8 10 2 1 0 1 1 0 12
K. Perkins C 22:23 3-5 0-0 4-6 +8 0 5 5 1 3 0 0 3 0 10
R. Allen G 29:39 4-10 2-4 0-0 +19 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 1 2 10
R. Rondo G 38:31 6-13 0-1 4-5 +20 0 7 7 14 2 3 5 1 1 16
R. Wallace   21:32 5-12 1-5 4-4 +13 3 2 5 0 3 1 0 2 1 15
E. House   20:40 5-15 3-10 2-3 +14 1 2 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 15
T. Allen   11:26 2-6 0-0 2-2 +4 2 1 3 0 1 1 2 0 4 6
S. Williams   21:05 2-4 0-0 0-0 +11 1 7 8 1 2 0 0 2 2 4
B. Scalabrine   16:22 0-0 0-0 0-0 +11 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
J. Giddens   04:05 1-3 0-1 2-4 +5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
L. Hudson   02:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 38-88 8-26 22-30   10 39 49 25 22 8 9 13 10 106
  43.2% 30.8% 73.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 9
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 32:43 5-16 0-1 7-12 -15 2 2 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 17
B. Miller F-C 23:38 5-10 0-2 1-1 -7 2 4 6 0 4 1 1 0 0 11
J. Noah C-F 32:10 1-8 0-0 0-0 -21 3 10 13 2 2 1 3 1 1 2
J. Salmons G 28:50 2-7 0-1 0-0 -13 0 5 5 9 1 1 2 2 1 4
D. Rose G 35:21 8-19 0-0 3-5 -12 2 3 5 3 1 1 1 1 3 19
T. Gibson   33:53 3-9 0-0 6-7 -19 3 8 11 1 4 2 1 2 1 12
K. Hinrich   20:32 1-6 0-1 0-0 -22 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 2
J. Johnson   15:17 1-5 0-1 0-0 -11 3 2 5 2 2 0 1 2 1 2
A. Gray   06:19 0-4 0-0 0-0 -5 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
J. Pargo   08:50 4-8 1-3 2-2 -3 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 11
L. Hunter   02:27 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Thomas DND - Left Radius Fracture
Total   240 30-92 1-9 19-27   16 39 55 19 22 7 12 10 13 80
  32.6% 11.1% 70.4%   team rebs: 15 total to: 13

inactive

  • Celtics: Daniels, Davis, Walker
  • Bulls: James

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Bulls: Miller

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #19 James Capers, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 21257
  • Duration: 2:16
Boston Celtics (25-8) Chicago Bulls (14-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Noah vs Perkins (Rose gains possession)
  11:49
[CHI 2-0]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:30 Noah Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13 Deng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK) 
  11:11 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:09
[CHI 4-0]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:33 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:32  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:20
[CHI 6-0]
Salmons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:39 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
  09:32 Rose Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:23  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  09:20
[BOS 3-6]
 
  09:07 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:05  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  08:56
[BOS 6-6]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:37  
  08:37
[CHI 7-6]
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:37
[CHI 8-6]
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  08:32 Miller Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:32
[BOS 7-8]
 
Rondo Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (2 PTS)  08:32
[BOS 8-8]
 
Pierce Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:24  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:23  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:13 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:10  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:03
[BOS 10-8]
 
  07:46
[CHI 10-10]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Salmons (1 ST)  07:27  
  07:20
[CHI 12-10]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Salmons (3 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:51 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:50  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:46
[BOS 12-12]
 
  06:46 Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:46 Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:46
[BOS 13-12]
 
  06:34 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:33  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  06:28  
  06:23 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
  06:23 Team Rebound 
  06:20
[CHI 14-13]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  06:09
[BOS 15-14]
 
  06:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:50
[CHI 16-15]
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  05:32
[BOS 17-16]
 
  05:12
[CHI 18-17]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:55  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  04:33
[BOS 19-18]
 
  04:11 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:07  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  04:07  
  04:07 Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:07 Team Rebound 
  04:07 Salmons Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  04:07
[CHI 19-19]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  03:56
[BOS 21-19]
 
Pierce Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:42  
Allen Substitution replaced by House  03:42  
  03:36 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rondo (1 BLK) 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  03:36  
  03:34
[CHI 21-21]
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (1 BLK)  03:19  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:15  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  03:12  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:10  
House Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
House Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:51 Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:50  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:26  
Wallace Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  02:15
[BOS 23-21]
 
  01:56
[CHI 23-23]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Garnett Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:47  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:47  
  01:47 Deng Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams  01:47  
  01:36 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:36 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:36  
  01:36 Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:36 Team Rebound 
  01:36
[CHI 24-23]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
House Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:23  
House Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:19
[BOS 25-24]
 
  01:08 Noah Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:08 Noah Substitution replaced by Gray 
  01:08 Rose Substitution replaced by Salmons 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:54.8  
Williams Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:54.8
[BOS 27-24]
 
  00:44.0
[CHI 26-27]
Johnson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Salmons (4 AST) 
House 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.5 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:19.9 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:16.9
[BOS 29-26]
 
  00:00.9 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.6  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (25-8) Chicago Bulls (14-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  11:45  
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:43  
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  11:39  
  11:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:36 Salmons Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  11:24 Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:24
[BOS 30-26]
 
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:24
[BOS 31-26]
 
  11:10 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:08  
Wallace Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:54
[BOS 33-26]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:30  
  10:30 Johnson Substitution replaced by Deng 
  10:30
[CHI 27-33]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:30
[CHI 28-33]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST)  10:21  
  10:18
[CHI 30-33]
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Salmons (5 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Salmons (1 BLK)  09:57  
  09:55 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:39 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:38  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:21  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  09:21  
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:09  
  09:09
[CHI 31-33]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:09
[CHI 32-33]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Scalabrine (1 AST)  08:55
[BOS 35-32]
 
  08:35 Noah Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST) 
  08:11 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  08:11  
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:11
[BOS 36-32]
 
  08:11 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:11
[BOS 37-32]
 
Scalabrine Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:59  
  07:59 Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:59 Team Rebound 
  07:59 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose 
  07:59
[CHI 33-37]
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (2 BLK)  07:42  
Team Rebound  07:42  
  07:42 Deng Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:42  
House Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:42  
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:42
[BOS 38-33]
 
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:42
[BOS 39-33]
 
  07:30 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:27 Deng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:23  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:03
[CHI 35-39]
Rose Fade Away Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:32
[CHI 37-39]
Rose Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  06:20
[BOS 41-37]
 
  06:08
[CHI 39-41]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rondo Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:53
[BOS 43-39]
 
  05:41 Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
  05:37 Salmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins  05:37  
Williams Substitution replaced by Garnett  05:37  
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:37
[BOS 44-39]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:37
[BOS 45-39]
 
  05:22 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:17 Jump Ball Rose vs Garnett (Pierce gains possession) 
Team Rebound  05:17  
Garnett Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:44 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
  04:31 Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:31
[BOS 46-39]
 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:11 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:57 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:54  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:45
[CHI 41-46]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Salmons (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:33  
  03:33 Miller Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  03:33 Salmons Substitution replaced by Noah 
Perkins Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:19 Team Rebound 
  03:07 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:06  
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  03:02
[BOS 48-41]
 
  02:35 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:34  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  02:23
[BOS 51-41]
 
  02:03 Noah Hook Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:00  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST)  01:54  
  01:48 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:46  
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  01:33
[BOS 53-41]
 
  01:26 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:06
[CHI 43-53]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:47.9 Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:42.8
[CHI 45-53]
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST) 
Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:42.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:42.8  
  00:42.8
[CHI 46-53]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
  00:32.4 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:32.4  
Team Rebound  00:32.4  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:32.4
[BOS 54-46]
 
  00:13.9 Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK) 
  00:10.7 Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:08.9 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:06.9  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (25-8) Chicago Bulls (14-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:43
[BOS 56-46]
 
  11:31
[CHI 48-56]
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:51
[CHI 50-56]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Salmons (7 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:10 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:08  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  10:02
[BOS 58-50]
 
  10:02 Noah Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:02  
  10:00 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:50  
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:45  
  09:45
[CHI 51-58]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:45
[CHI 52-58]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:23  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:21  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST)  09:12  
  09:08 Deng Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  08:57
[BOS 61-52]
 
  08:44 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:43  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  08:29
[BOS 63-52]
 
  08:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:11
[CHI 54-63]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Salmons (8 AST) 
Perkins Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:31 Salmons Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
  07:30 Noah Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  07:13
[BOS 65-54]
 
  06:57
[CHI 56-65]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Salmons (9 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  06:40
[BOS 67-56]
 
  06:26 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:23 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:21 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  06:18
[CHI 58-67]
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:18  
  06:18
[CHI 59-67]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Deng (1 BLK)  06:04  
  06:02 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:53 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:52  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:41 Team Rebound 
Perkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:41  
  05:41 Salmons Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  05:24 Rose Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  05:21  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:06
[BOS 69-59]
 
  04:43 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:42  
  04:39 Miller Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:39
[BOS 70-59]
 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:39
[BOS 71-59]
 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:27  
  04:27
[CHI 60-71]
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:27
[CHI 61-71]
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  04:13  
  04:03 Deng Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:02 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  04:02 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:01 Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:57 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:56  
  03:56 Foul : Double Personal - Miller (4 PF), Perkins (3 PF) 
  03:37 Deng Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:37
[BOS 72-61]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:37
[BOS 73-61]
 
  03:25 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:24  
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:19
[BOS 75-61]
 
Pierce Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:07  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  03:07  
  03:07 Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:07 Team Rebound 
Pierce Substitution replaced by House  03:07  
  03:07 Rose Substitution replaced by Salmons 
  03:07 Miller Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  03:07 Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:03  
Garnett Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  02:43
[BOS 77-61]
 
  02:31 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
House 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  02:05 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:House (1 ST) 
House Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  02:00
[BOS 79-61]
 
  01:36 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:35  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  01:26
[BOS 81-61]
 
  01:26 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  01:16 Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: House (1 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:14  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:07 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Wallace Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:58.5  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams  00:58.5  
  00:58.5 Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:58.5 Team Rebound 
  00:58.5
[CHI 62-81]
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.7 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:32.8 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:31.9  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:09.7 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:03.9  
  00:03.9 Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:03.9 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  00:03.9  
  00:03.9
[CHI 63-81]
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:00.4
[BOS 83-63]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:40  
House Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  11:06 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:05  
Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  10:49  
  10:48 Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:39 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
House Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:38  
House 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  10:32
[BOS 86-63]
 
  10:26 Hinrich Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:08 Hinrich Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:House (2 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Salmons (2 BLK)  10:04  
Team Rebound  10:04  
  10:04 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
  10:04 Salmons Substitution replaced by Rose 
House Jump Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:47 Wallace Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:38 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK) 
House Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:36  
House 3pt Shot: Missed  09:32  
Wallace Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:31  
  09:27 Hinrich Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wallace Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:12
[BOS 88-63]
 
  09:01
[CHI 65-88]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:01  
  09:01 Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:59  
Timeout : Regular  08:50  
  08:50 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Pargo 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:11 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:03
[CHI 68-88]
Pargo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST)  07:36
[BOS 91-68]
 
  07:13 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:10
[CHI 70-91]
Gibson Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Wallace Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:41
[CHI 72-91]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  06:15 Johnson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:15  
Team Rebound  06:15  
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:15
[BOS 92-72]
 
  06:04 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  06:03  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK)  05:49  
Team Rebound  05:49  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
House 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:44 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:41 House Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:24 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:23  
House 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST)  05:17
[BOS 95-72]
 
  05:11 Miller Technical 
  05:11 Miller Substitution replaced by Gray 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen  05:11  
House Free Throw Technical Missed  05:11  
  05:11 Team Rebound 
  05:00 Rose Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  04:56 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:51
[CHI 74-95]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
  04:41 Pargo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
House 3pt Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:19 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed Block: House (2 BLK) 
  04:18 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:15 Gray Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  04:15 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (2 BLK) 
  04:15 Team Rebound 
  04:10 Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK) 
  04:08 Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:05 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
  04:05 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Giddens  04:05  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK)  03:52  
  03:49 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:42 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:42  
House 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Giddens (1 AST)  03:26
[BOS 98-74]
 
  03:10 Rose Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:09  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  02:53
[BOS 100-74]
 
  02:42
[CHI 76-100]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  02:27 Gibson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
House Substitution replaced by Hudson  02:27  
  02:27 Rose Substitution replaced by Hunter 
Giddens Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Hunter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:04 Gray Hook Shot: Missed Block: Scalabrine (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:02  
Giddens 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Scalabrine Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:42  
  01:37
[CHI 78-100]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  01:26 Gray Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Giddens Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:26
[BOS 101-78]
 
Giddens Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:26
[BOS 102-78]
 
  01:11 Gray Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:09  
  01:03 Gray Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Giddens Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:03  
Team Rebound  01:03  
Giddens Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:56.9 Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:55.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:51.9 Gray Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:49.9  
Giddens Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:28.3
[BOS 104-78]
 
  00:18.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:15.5 Team Rebound 
Hudson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:12.8  
  00:12.8
[CHI 79-104]
Pargo Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:12.8
[CHI 80-104]
Pargo Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:11.1 Pargo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:11.1
[BOS 105-80]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:11.1
[BOS 106-80]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8

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