The Bulls (23-6) can maintain their supremacy over the Eastern Conference with another road victory over the Celtics (14-12).
Despite fighting every night to stay above .500, the Boston Celtics are still a team that others in the NBA use as a measuring stick. With that in mind, the Chicago Bulls would certainly like a road win against the Celtics this afternoon, which would be their second of the season after they took down the Celtics in Boston in mid-January.
Boston, who has had an up-and-down season, is currently reeling once again, coming off back-to-back losses to the Los Angeles Lakers, and more troubling, the Toronto Raptors. But the Celtics have shown the ability this season to reel off winning streaks just as it seems like things are about to fly off the rails, and they to will be looking too prove themselves against an elite conference team on national television.
It's unclear whether or not Chicago point guard Derrick Rose will play on Sunday, but one would presume that he was held out of Friday night's thrashing of the Charlotte Bobcats so that he could be as healthy as possible for today's game vs. the Celtics. In the January match up vs. the Celtics, Rose— again coming off an injury— scored 25 on 9-21 shooting, but was responsible for a few backbreaking highlight reel layups late in the game.
Game date/time: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
Radio: ESPN 1000 AM
Odds: Bulls by three.
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