Chicago 88, Boston 79

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #62 Brian Forte, #23 Jason Phillips, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 26 26 15 21 88
Boston 13 20 26 20 79

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 11-2 4-0 7-2 W4
Boston 4-6 3-3 1-3 L3

Recap


Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Luol Deng had 21 points and 16 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls register an 88-79 victory over the host Boston Celtics on Friday.

Carlos Boozer and Ronnie Brewer added 12 points apiece for Chicago (11-2), which built a 19-point halftime lead en route to its fourth consecutive victory. The Bulls have the best record in the NBA and are 7-2 on the road.

Ray Allen scored 16 and Rajon Rondo had 14 and 11 assists for Boston (4-6), which has lost three straight.

Chicago was cruising with a 61-41 lead after Deng’s basket with 7:18 left in the third quarter. Boston responded with a 25-6 surge and pulled within 67-66 on a 3-pointer by Mickael Pietrus two minutes into the fourth.

But Rose scored seven straight Chicago points to give the Bulls a 74-68 advantage with 7:30 to play and later connected on a 3-pointer to give Chicago an 80-71 lead with 4:59 remaining. Deng’s 3-pointer gave the Bulls a 12-point lead with 1:29 to play.

Rose played 39-plus minutes and had seven assists returned from a one-game absence due to a toe injury. Joakim Noah added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Boston’s Paul Pierce scored 13 but hit just 3 of 12 shots.

Chicago held Boston to 13 first-quarter points and led 52-33 at halftime. Boston made just five of its first 26 shots and shot 33.3 percent in the first half.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Boston
Derrick Rose 25 Scoring Ray Allen 16
Derrick Rose 7 Assists Rajon Rondo 11
Luol Deng 16 Rebounds Brandon Bass 9
Derrick Rose 5 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 5
Ronnie Brewer 3 Steals Rajon Rondo 4
Joakim Noah 4 Blocks Brandon Bass 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 88 44.7 4-13 16-21 20 47 6 5 13
Boston 79 41.3 6-14 11-13 20 34 3 6 9

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Celtics have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .200 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Bulls have a W/L % of .818 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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