Live Coverage: Celtics vs Bulls, NBA Regular Season
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10:32 PMa year ago
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10:31 PMa year ago

Game Leaders

Celtics- Tatum 28 points, Kanter 12 rebounds, Smart 5 assists

Bulls- LaVine 35 points, Carter 14 rebounds, Dunn 7 assists

10:29 PMa year ago

Very disappointing game for Chicago

The Bulls just couldn’t execute down the stretch as Boston come up with a win that was closer than they would have liked.
10:28 PMa year ago

GAME OVER

 

10:27 PMa year ago
Makes second
10:27 PMa year ago
Smart misses first
10:26 PMa year ago
Young hits three, 19.4 left, intentional foul
10:26 PMa year ago
Hayward makes both free throws off intentional foul
10:26 PMa year ago
Looking unlikely for a win for Chicago with 27.3 seconds left
10:25 PMa year ago
LaVine misses pullup three off turnover
10:25 PMa year ago
40 seconds left
10:25 PMa year ago
LaVine misses both
10:25 PMa year ago
 

10:24 PMa year ago
LaVine will get two shots
10:24 PMa year ago
Good defense forces a tough shot from Tatum for three. Makes it.
10:23 PMa year ago
Lavine sneaks one over the rim
10:23 PMa year ago
Tatum with a nice score
10:22 PMa year ago
2 mins left
10:22 PMa year ago
Markkanen is in the locker through all this
10:22 PMa year ago
Carter makes the free throw
10:22 PMa year ago
Misses the free throw but lane violation, so Carter will shoot another
10:21 PMa year ago
And-one for Carter Jr. off the putback. Rebound was over three Celtics
10:21 PMa year ago
2:29 left
10:21 PMa year ago
Two shots for Brown, makes both
10:20 PMa year ago
LaVine airball 
10:20 PMa year ago
Brown quick jumper
10:19 PMa year ago
9th 30+ point game this year for LaVine
10:19 PMa year ago
Neither team has any fouls to give going down the line
10:19 PMa year ago
Turnover leads to a LaVine dunk, timeout Boston
10:17 PMa year ago
LaVine hits a ridiculous fade-away jumpshot
10:17 PMa year ago
Smart hits one of two free throws
10:16 PMa year ago
No more timeouts left for Chicago, 4:09 left
10:15 PMa year ago
Markkanen may have a serious issue with his ankle, he hobbles off and Bulls call timeout.
10:14 PMa year ago
Smart is fouled by Markkanen, will go to the line
10:13 PMa year ago
4:40 left
10:12 PMa year ago
Celtics have steadied the ship defensively but the offense is still poor
10:12 PMa year ago
Another turnover for the Bulls, offensive foul
10:11 PMa year ago
Bulls haven’t executed well enough offensively over the last minute
10:11 PMa year ago
Finish and the foul for Gordon Hayward after Satoransky lost sight of him on the cut as he converts the three point play
10:10 PMa year ago
Offensive foul on the Bulls. Neither team can keep their hands on the ball at the moment
10:09 PMa year ago
Out of bounds Jaylen Brown
10:09 PMa year ago
Smart misses but a turnover by the Bulls on the other end with just over 6 minutes to play
10:08 PMa year ago
Celtics have been unusually sloppy
10:08 PMa year ago
Yet another Celtics turnovers but the Bulls can’t take advantage 
10:07 PMa year ago
Young hits a breakaway two
10:07 PMa year ago
LAVINE HITS A THREE, BACK TO 5
10:06 PMa year ago
Brown goes downhill, offensive foul
10:03 PMa year ago
Young scores off the find by LaVine, timeout Celtics with the Bulls charging back
10:03 PMa year ago
Satoransky converts and-one over Kanter
10:02 PMa year ago
Kanter puts back his own miss as he dominates the younger Gafford again
10:02 PMa year ago
Dunn steal leads to a Young floater
10:01 PMa year ago
Dunn with a crafty spin, makes space and scores with the foul, hits the free throw
9:59 PMa year ago

Timeout Leaders

Celtics- Tatum 23 points, Kanter 11 rebounds, Wanamaker 5 assists

Bulls- LaVine 26 points, Carter 13 rebounds, Dunn 5 assists

9:57 PMa year ago
Green creates a break and Tatum finishes it off, Bulls call timeout
9:57 PMa year ago
 

9:56 PMa year ago
Green explodes in transition for a dunk
9:55 PMa year ago
Tatum flips it up off the glass
9:55 PMa year ago
Satoransky put it back up and in
9:54 PMa year ago
Kanter with another finesse move to finish
9:54 PMa year ago
Dunn finishes in tight
9:53 PMa year ago
 

9:51 PMa year ago
That’s the end of the fourth quarter
9:51 PMa year ago
Tatum running layup off the glass 
9:51 PMa year ago
Young finishes in transition nicely
9:49 PMa year ago

Timeout leaders

Celtics- Hayward 19 points, Kanter 11 rebounds, Smart 5 assists

Bulls- LaVine 26 points, Carter 13 rebounds, Dunn 5 assists

9:48 PMa year ago
Young turnover leads to fast break, Kanter converting on a good run ahead of the defense
9:47 PMa year ago
Kanter goes to the same spin move again, floats in the and-one. Converts.
9:46 PMa year ago
Kanter with an exceptional post score, spinning into an and-one and converting
9:45 PMa year ago
Gafford gets a block and goes out running, LaVine getting fouled on a near and-one, making one of two
9:43 PMa year ago

Timeout leaders

Celtics- Hayward 19 points, Kanter 9 rebounds, Smart 5 assists

Bulls- LaVine 25 points, Carter 12 rebounds, Dunn 5 assists

9:40 PMa year ago
Markkanen charges to the rim, drawing the foul and making both
9:39 PMa year ago
Kanter has three attempts to finish around the rim, getting fouled on the third. Makes one of two
9:38 PMa year ago
LaVine finds himself at the free throw line, making both
9:37 PMa year ago
Hayward catches the Tatum lob for a slam
9:36 PMa year ago
Smart kicks to Hayward for a three
9:36 PMa year ago
Quick finish for Smart
9:36 PMa year ago
Wendell finds Markkanen charging down the lane for a punishing slam
9:35 PMa year ago
Wendell slams it off a great pass from Satoransky 
9:35 PMa year ago
Dunn with a great seal out and kick out but Markkanen misses the corner three. Tatum responds on the other end with a long range step back hit.
9:33 PMa year ago
LaVine slowly works inside before getting fouled on a reverse, makes both
9:32 PMa year ago
LaVine hits a moving triple with ease
9:32 PMa year ago
Satoransky finds Markkanen with a nice dime for an emphatic slam
9:31 PMa year ago
Moving screen on Kris Dunn
9:31 PMa year ago
Celtics have taken advantage of the Bulls cooling down from three to take a lead
9:30 PMa year ago

Timeout Leaders

Celtics- Brown 15 points, Theis 5 rebounds, Smart 4 assists

Bulls- LaVine 18 points, Carter 10 rebounds, Dunn 4 assists

9:28 PMa year ago
Hayward sneaks inside off a great screen by Theis for a lay-in
9:28 PMa year ago
Carter airballs a three and causes a shot clock violation 
9:27 PMa year ago
Hayward is playmaking at a really high level when the opportunity presents itself
9:26 PMa year ago
Dunn takes it at the defenders and draws a foul down the middle, making both
9:25 PMa year ago
Smart feeds Brown for a heat check three. He’s still hot
9:24 PMa year ago
Tatum swats Lauri on the corner three which leads to a layup from Theis
9:23 PMa year ago
Lavine fouled on the drive by Daniel Theis, makes one of two
9:22 PMa year ago
2nd half underway
9:07 PMa year ago
 
 

9:07 PMa year ago

HALFTIME

Celtics- Brown 12 points, Kanter 5 rebounds, Wanamaker 4 assists

Bulls- LaVine 17 points, Carter 7 rebounds, Dunn 4 assists

9:05 PMa year ago
Hayward sinks putback 
9:04 PMa year ago

Stat Leaders

Celtics- Brown 12 points, Kanter 5 rebounds, Wanamaker 4 assists

Bulls- LaVine 17 points, Carter 7 rebounds, Dunn 4 assists

9:02 PMa year ago
LaVine sinks flat-footed jumpshot, Celtics call timeout after a 5-0 run
9:01 PMa year ago
2 minutes left in the half, Dunn finds Markkanen in the corner for three
9:01 PMa year ago
Kanter puts back his own miss
9:00 PMa year ago
Kris Dunn, second in the NBA in steals, gets his first of the night which results in him making one of two at the line
8:59 PMa year ago
Carter blocks Theis at the rim
8:57 PMa year ago
Bulls have hit 9 of their 16 threes
8:55 PMa year ago
Grant Williams good on the corner look from three
8:54 PMa year ago
Brown is heating up and hits another three 
8:54 PMa year ago
LaVine fouled on the jumpshot attempt by Hayward. Very questionable call as contact was minimal, makes both nonetheless 
8:53 PMa year ago
Smart on both ends, gets a steals and finishes with the contact. Misses the free throw.
8:52 PMa year ago
Jaylen Brown hits a triple
8:52 PMa year ago
Carter nets two freebies
8:51 PMa year ago
 

8:50 PMa year ago
 

8:50 PMa year ago
Theis collects feed from Tatum inside and finishes
8:48 PMa year ago
Interior defense has been good from Chicago but the Celtics have been precise with their mid-range jumpshots 
8:47 PMa year ago
Timeout after Tatum almost throws it away
8:45 PMa year ago
Markkanen corner 3
8:45 PMa year ago
Tatum wraps LaVine up for the fast-break foul but misses both FT's
8:44 PMa year ago
Theis with another big hustle play as he takes a charge on Gafford
8:43 PMa year ago
Smart is fouled, makes both free throws
8:42 PMa year ago
Dunn hits a triple
8:42 PMa year ago
Tatum post-up leads to a fall away jumper
8:42 PMa year ago
Young draws foul on Ojeleye as shot clock expires, makes one of two FT's
8:40 PMa year ago
Kanter gets tip-in
8:40 PMa year ago
Gafford with multiple good defensive plays on Kanter, leads to Satoransky layup
8:39 PMa year ago
Satoransky hits a three off the Young swing pass
8:39 PMa year ago
Hayward has 10 on 5 shots
8:38 PMa year ago

LaVine starting hot for Chicago

Zach has 13 points and 3 threes

White with 6 points

8:36 PMa year ago
Jayson Tatum sinks a step-back jumpshot to end the quarter
8:35 PMa year ago
Javonte Green hits a pair of free throws
8:35 PMa year ago

B

Boston have hit 11 of last 15 shots
8:34 PMa year ago
Wanamaker scores inside
8:34 PMa year ago
Gafford with block on Kanter lead to layup for Dunn
8:33 PMa year ago
Coby White sinks open three 
8:33 PMa year ago
Hayward with a crafty and-one floater with one hand, converts free throw
8:32 PMa year ago
Celtics are making the most of the Bulls' second unit
8:32 PMa year ago
Kanter backs in, turns and scores on the post move
8:31 PMa year ago
White's downhill drive rejected by Enes Kanter
8:30 PMa year ago
Brown with an exceptional finish
8:29 PMa year ago
Open jumper from Wanamaker good
8:29 PMa year ago
LaVine makes up for missed dunk with coast-to-coast layup
8:28 PMa year ago
Hayward converts the runout dunk
8:28 PMa year ago
Hustle from Carter gives Coby White an open three
8:27 PMa year ago
In other news, Vince Carter has become the first NBA player ever to play a game in FOUR seperate decades. 

Legend.
8:25 PMa year ago

Chicago Timeout

Quick 5-0 run after a breakdown defensively prompts a timeout from Jim Boylen
8:24 PMa year ago
Smart finds Hayward for an open three on the kick-out
8:24 PMa year ago
Tatum with a brilliant step-through euro-step for a finish
8:24 PMa year ago
Kick out to Markkanen for a corner three is good
8:23 PMa year ago

L

Satoransky makes both FT's
8:20 PMa year ago
Smart fouls Satoransky on a fade-away mid range, timeout Celtics
8:19 PMa year ago
Tatum finesses Kris Dunn for a lay-in 
8:19 PMa year ago
LaVine hits yet another three
8:18 PMa year ago
Hayward sinks a clever step back mid range
8:18 PMa year ago
Bulls defense holding up well early
8:17 PMa year ago
Steal and runout by Wendell Carter Jr. is broken up by Hayward with a foul, Carter makes both
8:16 PMa year ago
LaVine sinks triple after confusion
8:16 PMa year ago
Tatum attacks downhill and draws a foul on Kris Dunn, making both FT's

 

8:14 PMa year ago
Good steal from Markkanen
8:14 PMa year ago
Reverse layup from LaVine off backdoor cut
8:13 PMa year ago
Nice hustle from Theis doesn’t end in a score
8:13 PMa year ago
LaVine sinks a catch and shoot three
8:12 PMa year ago
Game is underway!
8:10 PMa year ago

Celtics Starters

G- Marcus Smart

G- Jaylen Brown

F- Jayson Tatum

F- Gordon Hayward

C- Daniel Theis

8:07 PMa year ago

Bulls Starters

 

7:59 PMa year ago
 

7:56 PMa year ago
Both teams are out on the court warming up
7:40 PMa year ago

Carter can’t stay on the court

Bulls Center Wendell Carter Jr. has had a serious fouling problem so far this season. He is averaging 3.9 fouls per night, has fouled out in 5 games this year, along with only 4 games of less than three. He has averaged nearly 12 points and 10 rebounds when he has had a chance to get minutes.
7:36 PMa year ago

Watch out for Kanter

Enes Kanter has averaged 11.8 points and 11.6 rebounds in the last 9 games, while not starting a single one. He has shot 58.5% from the field and averaged 4 offensive boards during that span along with 1.6 blocks. He is doing all this on just 21.7 minutes a game.
7:32 PMa year ago
The game is now just half an hour from beginning
7:25 PMa year ago

Team ratings so far this season

Bulls- 29th best offense, 6th best defense

Celtics- 6th best offense, 3rd best defense

7:21 PMa year ago

Lauri Markkanen getting back into form

First 20 games: 13.3 points, 7 rebounds, 34.9% FG, 28.2% 3P, 81.3% FT, Bulls 6-14

Last 15 games: 17.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 49.7% FG, 41.4% 3P, 84.4% FT, Bulls 7-8

 

7:05 PMa year ago

Smart has to replicate last night's performance

With Walker out last night against Atlanta, Marcus Smart unsurprisingly was tasked with the Point Guard role. He had a great game, with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks all the while having only 1 turnover.
6:58 PMa year ago
We are now one hour away from tip-off of today's matchup, with the Bulls and the Celtics fighting it out.
6:53 PMa year ago

Form heading into the game

The Celtics have won 4 of their last 5 games, while the Bulls have won 2 in that same span.
6:37 PMa year ago

Bulls will need wing defense to step up

It is no secret that the Celtics will need a big performance from their wings, and players such as Otto Porter, Thaddeus Young and possibly even a cameo from Shaquille Harrison could limit Boston's impact trhrough te perimeter players.
6:34 PMa year ago

Celtics need to find a way without Walker

The Boston Celtics rely on Kemba Walker for a large portion of their scoring and playmaking. His absence will need to be countered by Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown for the scoring punch, and Marcus Smart to continue running Point Guard well.
6:19 PMa year ago

Teams will meet for the first time this season

The Celtics took last season's series, 2-1
6:17 PMa year ago

Good news for Bulls fans

Ryan Arcidiacono, Zach LaVine and Wendell Carter Jr are all probable for tonight's game, while Chandler Hutchison is OUT.
 
6:17 PMa year ago

Kemba Walker will not play tonight

Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reports that Walker is OUT with an illness. Walker is averaging 22.5 points and 5.2 assists while being the Celtics' best player.
 
6:16 PMa year ago

Welcome

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8:22 PMa year ago
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8:21 PMa year ago

Celtics must brace themselves for another game without their star

At time of writing, the Celtics are down to the Hawks without Kemba Walker for only the second time this season. They will need a serious boost from their wing trio of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward if they are to win, and Marcus Smart will need to maintain his good play as their starting Point Guard.
8:18 PMa year ago

Zach LaVine playing great basketball for Chicago

The last 10 games, the Bulls best player has been averaging 26.4 points while shooting 90% from the free throw line on 6 attempts per game and taking almost 9 threes on 38.6% efficiency. He will be required to manipulate one of the league's best defensive teams.
8:13 PMa year ago

Bulls Team News

Wendell Carter Jr. is considered probable for the matchup, same with Zach LaVine, but Chandler Hutchison is OUT and is playing for the Windy City Bulls today.
8:09 PMa year ago

Celtics Team News

Robert Williams and Vincent Poirier remain OUT for the contest, while Kemba Walker is day-to-day, not playing against the Hawks. Javonte Green is also day-to-day and is not playing in Atlanta. More information will be released closer to game time.
8:06 PMa year ago

Two rivals face off in an East battle

The Bulls come into the game looking to keep sight of a playoff spot, having won 5 of their last 10 games and creeping up to 2.5 games behind the 8th seed. Meanwhile, Boston are trying to keep Miami at bay, sitting at 2nd in the East before their matchup against the Hawks tonight. This back-to-back aspect will add some extra flavour to the contest and give the Bulls a good chance tomorrow. ESPN's BPI matchup predictor gives the Celtics a 65.2% chance of taking a win.
8:00 PMa year ago

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7:57 PMa year ago

Tip-off time

The Boston Celtics vs  Chicago Bulls match will be played at the United Center, in Chicago, USA. The tip-off is scheduled at 8pm ET.
7:55 PMa year ago
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