Final: Celtics 113, Bulls 101 – C’s roll to easy win with balanced offense

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The Celtics didn’t do anything particularly special in this one, building an 18-point lead in the first half and not looking back in their second straight victory. Six players scored in double figures in the win led by Jayson Tatum (21 points on 7/17 FG). Jaylen Brown added 19 points while Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart both were initiators for the offense with a game-high eight assists for each. Zach LaVine had a game-high 30 points in the setback for the Bulls who have now dropped eight of their last nine games overall. The Celtics moved into sole possession of second place in the East with the victory.

WHO: Celtics (26-11) vs. Bulls (14-26)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  TD Garden
TV: NBC Sports Boston

PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Jaylen Brown
SF: Gordon Hayward
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Enes Kanter

G: Tomas Satoransky
G:  Zach LaVine
F: Kris Dunn
F: Lauri Markkanen
C: Daniel Gafford

Pregame Notes