Boston 101, Chicago 95

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #29 Mark Lindsay, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 21712

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 33 25 24 19 101
Chicago 27 19 24 25 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 4-3 1-2 3-1 W2
Chicago 4-3 3-3 1-0 L1

Recap

Celtics 101, Bulls 95: Rajon Rondo recorded a team-high 20 points and extended his double-digit assists mark to 31 consecutive games as visiting Boston staved off Chicago.

Brandon Bass returned to the starting lineup to score 16 points and Kevin Garnett added 15 for the Celtics, who have won four of their last five.

Luol Deng shot 11-for-20 from the field for a game-high 26 points for the Bulls, who trimmed a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit down to two points at 95-93 with 49 seconds left.

Rondo, who finished with 10 assists, extended his impressive mark when he fed Bass for a dunk with 22 seconds left. The jam gave Boston a 99-93 lead.

Former Celtic Nate Robinson replaced an injured Kirk Hinrich in the starting lineup and scored 11 points for Chicago.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hinrich sat out after straining his right hip in the first half of Saturday's victory over Minnesota. ... The Bulls saw their streak of holding opponents under 100 points come to an end after 15 games. ... Boston reached the 100-point plateau at the United Center for the first time since 2009. 

Top Game Performances

Boston   Chicago
Rajon Rondo 20 Scoring Luol Deng 26
Rajon Rondo 10 Assists Nate Robinson 7
Rajon Rondo 9 Rebounds Luol Deng 11
Brandon Bass 6 Free Throws Made Joakim Noah 5
Rajon Rondo 5 Steals Nate Robinson 2
Brandon Bass 2 Blocks Joakim Noah 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 101 50.6 3-16 16-16 28 34 5 9 8
Chicago 95 45.9 3-9 24-31 24 40 1 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Bulls have a W/L % of .400 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Utah. The Celtics have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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