Chicago 100, Boston 89

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #12 Violet Palmer, #23 Jason Phillips, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 21825

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 23 25 22 19 89
Chicago 28 27 24 21 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 12-12 8-4 4-8 L3
Chicago 14-10 8-6 6-4 W1

Recap


Bulls 100, Celtics 89:
Joakim Noah recorded his first career triple-double and Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 12 rebounds as Chicago knocked off visiting Boston.

Luol Deng scored 21 points, Nate Robinson contributed 18 off the bench and Noah recorded 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the Bulls, who shot 50 percent from the floor in reaching the century mark for the first time since Dec. 7.

Rajon Rondo collected 26 points and eight assists to lead the Celtics, who were swept on their three-game road trip and fell back to .500 at 12-12.

Chicago took a 55-48 lead into the locker room and never trailed after the break. A 9-0 run toward the end of the third quarter pushed the lead to as much as 79-67, and the Bulls went into the final period with a nine-point cushion.

Jeff Green hit a 3-pointer to pull Boston within 81-73 with 10:48 left, but Robinson buried a 29-foot shot from beyond the arc and hit another 3-pointer just over a minute later to stretch it back to 87-73. Robinson’s third 3-pointer of the quarter made it 95-75 with 6:01 left, and Chicago coasted to the finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Rondo failed to record at least 10 assists for just the third time this season and second in as many games. … Celtics G Courtney Lee scored a season-high 14 points. … The Bulls controlled the inside, outrebounding the Celtics 43-35 and outscoring them in the paint 48-36.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Chicago
Rajon Rondo 26 Scoring Carlos Boozer 21
Rajon Rondo 8 Assists Joakim Noah 10
Brandon Bass 8 Rebounds Joakim Noah 13
Rajon Rondo 6 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 11
Jeff Green 2 Steals Carlos Boozer 1
Jared Sullinger 1 Blocks Joakim Noah 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 89 43.2 5-10 14-19 18 35 2 7 9
Chicago 100 50.0 5-9 21-24 28 43 10 4 13

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against New York. The Bulls have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Celtics have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .583 after a loss.