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Game 24: Celtics (12-11) @ Bulls (13-10) Open Thread

Boston at Chicago
8:00 P.M. ET
United Center
CSNNE

Offensive Efficiency:
Boston: 100.9 points/100 possessions (17th)
Chicago: 99.2 points/100 possessions (24th)

Defensive Efficiency:
Boston: 101.1 points allowed/100 possessions (12th)
Chicago: 96.5 points allowed/100 possessions (2nd)

Probable Chicago starters: Kirk Hinrich (PG), Marco Bellinelli (SG), Luol Deng (SF), Carlos Boozer (PF), Joakim Noah (C)

View From The Opposing Bench: By the Horns

Thumbnail:  The Celtics are at a crossroads right now.  A loss tonight would make it three in a row and officially make them a .500 basketball team.  A win would allow them to return home on a high note and prepare to play two winnable games (Cleveland and Milwaukee) to close out the week.  Getting three wins this week would also be necessary if they want to be no worse than a .500  team after next week.  The C’s have a tough road trip coming up that sees them play the Nets, Clippers, and Warriors.

It all starts tonight though with the C’s take on the Bulls; a team coming off their worst offensive output this season where they only scored 70 points in a game against Memphis.  The Bulls recent offensive woes coupled with the fact that the Celtics have already beaten the Bulls in Chicago this season bodes well.  If the Celtics want to return home with a win, they need to do a better job taking care of the ball and they need to shoot better from the field.  It’s almost a given that they will lose the rebounding battle and not defend as well as the Bulls so it’s imperative to play clean and efficient basketball.

 

  • jman

    If we lose tonight, I'm blaming Scal…I don't think we've won one game yet when he's commentating…lol
    Bad vibes Scal…Tommy brings the luck…Also yelling at the officials helps throughout the night as well…Scal doesn't yell at them like he should if he wants to fill Tommy's spot…
    I only wish Doc would listen to Tommy every once in awhile. 2 rings as a coach and a shitload as a player I would listen to the ole boy myself. Any game plan is better than the ones we've had lately.

  • The Cardinal

    It's Groundhog Day. As of right now, we are not a playoff bound team, but hopefully that will change.

  • I'm liking what I'm seeing on the court so far, the Bulls shots arent falling and Bass/Rondo are hitting. As is C Lee

  • et2

    This is the worst I've seen the Celtics play in years. Last year, their place declined due to injury. This year, there's little excuse. There's absolutely no resistance on the perimeter or in the paint.

  • The Cardinal

    The personnel doesn't mesh with Doc's offense or defense, so something is gonna have to change – either some personnel or Doc's schemes. Wanna take a guess at which one is more likely to happen?