The Celtics try to get back on track as they host the Chicago Bulls in their last game before the All Star break. This is the 4th and final meeting between these two teams. They split a pair of games in Chicago with the Celtics winning the first 101-95 and the Bulls pulling out the other 100-89. In their last game, the first in Boston, the Bulls won 100-99 in OT when Marco Belinelli hit the game winning shot with 3.1 seconds left in the game.
Although Derrick Rose is rumored to be getting closer to a return to the active roster, he still isn't cleared for full contact. His replacement, Kirk Hinrich has missed the last 6 games with an elbow injury and will be out for this game as well. Former Celtic Nate Robinson will start at PG for the Bulls. The Celtics lost their 3rd player in the past 2 weeks to a season ending injury on Monday when Leandro Barbosa tore his ACL. He joins Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger on the shelf for the rest of the season. Rondo will especially be missed in this one as he loved playing the Bulls and was averaging a team high 25.3 points in the 3 games against them.
Celtics look to take the Bulls by the horns in last game before break
Celtics Blog | Feb 13