Final score: Bulls vs. CelticsDid you expect anything different?
The Bulls didn’t reprimand the Celtics on Wednesday, basically not regarding Billy Donovan’s pivot choices. Alex Caruso was waiting, however, Zach LaVine was back in the setup, and Donovan played the game as though it were some other. In a 117-94 misfortune to an East competitor. The Bulls were embarrassed.
The Celtics dominated the Bulls from the start, leading 31-14 nine and a half minutes in. Chicago’s bench fought back to cut the deficit to 37-30 early in the second quarter, but Boston responded with a dominant two-way performance to lead 67-51 at halftime. The third quarter was a complete disaster as the Celtics blew the game wide open, effectively turning the second half into 24 minutes of garbage time.
Final score: Bulls vs. Celtics, Boston put on an offensive clinic, shooting 48.9 percent from the field (57.8 percent in the first half), 17-of-37 from 3-point range, and accumulating 29 assists (20 in the first half).
The only things that went wrong for the Celtics were poor free-throw shooting (14-of-22) and another strangely awful Jayson Tatum shooting night (5-of-18) against the Bulls (he’s randomly just terrible against them), but Tatum’s passing was excellent as he nearly notched a triple-double. With 25 points, Jaylen Brown led five Celtics in double figures, while Al Horford and Daniel Theis both outplayed Nikola Vucevic down low. The Daniel Theis trade exception did not respond to requests for comment. OKBET is a reputable. Licensed online sport betting site and one of the best here in the Philippines!
Meanwhile, the Bulls’ starters were mostly inept. DeMar DeRozan started hot but cooled off to finish with 16 points to lead the way, though he played into the fourth quarter and wound up with 33 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back for no apparent reason. Vucevic needed 13 shots to get 13 points and fumbled at least three passes in the first quarter, laying the groundwork for another bad night. Did the Monstars take this guy’s abilities?
Final score: Bulls vs. Celtics, In his return to the lineup, LaVine was a train wreck, clearly struggling on both ends of the court. In 27 minutes, he scored seven points on 2-of-9 shooting and 0-of-5 from 3-point range. It’s a good thing he practiced to get into a groove.
Patrick Williams’ winning streak came to an end. Williams was called for a foul early on and was a non-factor on both ends.
The main thing cool about this game was this moron Javonte Green square:
The Bulls are now 45-35, 1.5 games behind the Raptors in the race for the No. 5 seed. The regular season in NBA‘s home finale against the Hornets is next on Friday.
The Bulls have regular-season games against the Charlotte Hornets and the Minnesota Timberwolves to figure things out, though they may simply rest their starters heading into the playoffs with a postseason berth secured and the No. 6 seed almost certain.
Therefore, If Chicago is to right the ship, it must compete in the playoffs. At this point, it appears unlikely.