Tuesday, January 25 2022

Through 3 Quarters

Both the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls have kept the scorekeepers busy with 194 between them three quarters in. It’s looking more and more like Boston’s high-powered offense is just too much for Chicago as the Celtics lead 103-91.

Boston has been led by small forward Jaylen Brown, who so far has shot 5-for-7 from beyond the arc and has recorded 28 points and seven boards. Small forward DeMar DeRozan has led the way so far for Chicago, as he has 27 points along with six rebounds.

This is the most points Boston has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who’s Playing

Chicago @ Boston

Current Records: Chicago 5-1; Boston 2-4

What to Know

This Monday, the Boston Celtics are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 118.33 points per matchup. They will take on the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday at TD Garden. Chicago will be strutting in after a victory while the Celtics will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Boston fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Washington Wizards this past Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 115-112. The losing side was boosted by small forward Jaylen Brown, who had 34 points along with six rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Bulls picked up a 107-99 win over the Utah Jazz this past Saturday. It was another big night for Chicago’s small forward DeMar DeRozan, who had 32 points in addition to six boards.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Boston is expected to win a tight contest. Currently 2-4 against the spread, they haven’t been a good investment; on the other hand, Chicago is 5-1 ATS.

The Celtics are now 2-4 while Chicago sits at 5-1. The Bulls are 3-1 after wins this year, and Boston is 1-2 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: NBC Sports Chicago
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $24.68


The Celtics are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won 16 out of their last 25 games against Chicago.

  • May 07, 2021 – Chicago 121 vs. Boston 99
  • Apr 19, 2021 – Chicago 102 vs. Boston 96
  • Jan 25, 2021 – Boston 119 vs. Chicago 103
  • Jan 13, 2020 – Boston 113 vs. Chicago 101
  • Jan 04, 2020 – Boston 111 vs. Chicago 104
  • Feb 23, 2019 – Chicago 126 vs. Boston 116
  • Dec 08, 2018 – Boston 133 vs. Chicago 77
  • Nov 14, 2018 – Boston 111 vs. Chicago 82
  • Apr 06, 2018 – Boston 111 vs. Chicago 104
  • Mar 05, 2018 – Boston 105 vs. Chicago 89
  • Dec 23, 2017 – Boston 117 vs. Chicago 92
  • Dec 11, 2017 – Chicago 108 vs. Boston 85
  • Apr 28, 2017 – Boston 105 vs. Chicago 83
  • Apr 26, 2017 – Boston 108 vs. Chicago 97
  • Apr 23, 2017 – Boston 104 vs. Chicago 95
  • Apr 21, 2017 – Boston 104 vs. Chicago 87
  • Apr 18, 2017 – Chicago 111 vs. Boston 97
  • Apr 16, 2017 – Chicago 106 vs. Boston 102
  • Mar 12, 2017 – Boston 100 vs. Chicago 80
  • Feb 16, 2017 – Chicago 104 vs. Boston 103
  • Nov 02, 2016 – Boston 107 vs. Chicago 100
  • Oct 27, 2016 – Chicago 105 vs. Boston 99
  • Jan 22, 2016 – Boston 110 vs. Chicago 101
  • Jan 07, 2016 – Chicago 101 vs. Boston 92
  • Dec 09, 2015 – Boston 105 vs. Chicago 100

Injury Report for Boston

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Chicago

  • Coby White: Out (Shoulder)
  • Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)

Source: CBSSports.com


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