Bulls Vs. Celtics: Chicago Returns Favor With 87-78 Victory Over Boston

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VIDEO: Joakim Noah And Luol Deng Discuss Bulls' Win Over Celtics

The Chicago Bulls picked up an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics, avenging a loss to Boston last Sunday. Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng paced the Bulls with 23 points apiece; Boozer added 15 rebounds, while Joakim Noah went for 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Related: Bulls vs. Celtics: Both defenses dominated for runs, but the Bulls' were bigger

In the video, Noah and Deng discuss the win with media members. Noah speaks of the added energy that comes with playing the Boston Celtics and talked about some reasons why beating them might mean more than beating other teams in the league.

Deng, on the other hand, was more businesslike about the matchup.

The Chicago Bulls return to action on Saturday afternoon against the New Jersey Nets.

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Celtics Vs. Bulls Final Score: Chicago Returns Favor, Wins 87-78

The Chicago Bulls responded to last week's defeat against the Boston Celtics with a 87-78 victory over the Eastern Conference foe on Thursday night. Keyed by a strong defensive performance, the Bulls also got strong performances from their key frontcourt players en route to another victory without star guard Derrick Rose.

Neither team shot well from the field in a game that was mostly characterized by good defense, as the Bulls shot 40 percent from the field and the Celtics were a tad better at 41 percent. Chicago struggled with turnovers all night, making 16 of them in all, but dominated on the boards and from beyond the three-point line. The Bulls had a 50-36 advantage on the boards and made 10-of-21 shots from three-point range while limiting the Celtics to just 3-of-14 shooting from long range.

The Bulls got strong numbers from all three of their frontcourt starters; each one of them put up a double-double on the night. Carlos Boozer had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Luol Deng had 23 points and 10 assists, and Joakim Noah had 15 points and 15 rebounds. With those three going, Chicago didn't need much else. Kevin Garnett led Boston with 18 points while Rajon Rondo put up 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.

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Celtics Vs. Bulls Score Update: Chicago Leads 60-59 After Three Quarters

The Chicago Bulls lead 60-59 over the Boston Celtics after three quarters on Thursday night in a game that's featured numerous runs, with Boston having the advantage in the third quarter. In what's mostly been a back-and-forth game, Boston ended the third quarter on a 13-4 run to put pressure on Chicago.

It's been a defensive struggle so far, as the Bulls have shot 36 percent from the field and the Celtics have only been slightly better at 42 percent. Chicago has also struggled with turnovers, but they've made up for those issues with three-point shooting, rebounding and free throws.

Carlos Boozer is having a big game with 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists through three periods to lead Chicago. Joakim Noah has also posted a double-double for the Bulls with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Luol Deng isn't far off with 10 points and eight assists. The Celtics have four players scoring in the double-digits, led by Kevin Garnett's 14 points.

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Celtics Vs. Bulls Score Update: Chicago Leads 44-35 After Big Second Quarter

The Chicago Bulls didn't play well in the first quarter, but they lead 44-35 going into halftime against the Boston Celtics following a dominant defensive performance in the second quarter. After trailing 24-18 following the first period, Tom Thibodeau's team locked down on defense and limited the Celtics to just 11 points in the next 12 minutes.

Chicago trailed for most the second quarter, but the offense finally caught fire late in the period. Trailing 30-22 with roughly seven minutes to go in the half, the Bulls would break out with a 22-5 run to end the quarter by doubling their point total. Boston made just three field goals in the second quarter, as neither team is shooting above 40 percent going into the second half.

Joakim Noah leads the Bulls with 12 points and six rebounds. Carlos Boozer has also been impressive, compiling 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Luol Deng has 10 points and five assists himself. The Bulls' All-Star small forward is 3-of-3 from beyond the three-point line tonight. Rajon Rondo leads the Celtics with 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting, while Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have scored eight points apiece.

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Bulls Vs. Celtics Score Update: Boston Leads 24-18 After 1st Quarter

Without Derrick Rose for the fourth consecutive game, the Chicago Bulls are struggling a bit at the offensive end and trail the visiting Boston Celtics 24-18 after 12 minutes of play.

Related: Bulls vs. Boston Celtics: Game Preview #32

Chicago hit just 6-of-19 field goal attempts in the quarter, though the team did make both of its three-point attempts. Carlos Boozer has seven points on 3-5 shooting, while C.J. Watson scored five. Luol Deng has four points and three assists.

Rajon Rondo leads the Celtics with eight points on 4-8 shooting; he also handed out a pair of assists. Paul Pierce scored six points and Kevin Garnett has four. Boston shot 12-25 as a team.

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Derrick Rose Injury Update: Point Guard Will Not Play Against Boston Celtics On Thursday

The Chicago Bulls are staying cautious with injured point guard Derrick Rose, who will not play in the team's game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Related: Bulls vs. Boston Celtics: Game Preview #32

After Thursday's game, the Bulls have Friday off before returning to action on Saturday afternoon against New Jersey. There's no telling exactly what Tom Thibodeau means by "very close," but it does suggest that Rose will be back in the next few games.

The Celtics game will be the fourth game in a row that the Bulls star has missed.

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Derrick Rose Injury Update: PG Warmed Up In Shootaround, Game-Time Decision For Thursday Vs. Celtics

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been dealing with back spasms and missed the first matchup against the Boston Celtics on Sunday -- a 95-91 loss that featured a 32-point, 15-assist, 10-rebound triple-double by Rajon Rondo -- but he is trying to make sure he plays in the rematch. Rose warmed up in morning shootaround on Thursday and will receive treatment before the game, according to Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com, and the reigning league MVP told Aggrey Sam of CSN Chicago he is a game-time decision.

However, maybe he isn't quite ready to make his return to the lineup. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune adds that Rose merely shot free throws during the practice and the team's star even admitted "I wasn't able to run any." C.J. Watson struggled to contain Rondo in the first matchup, and didn't do very well on the offensive end either. He scored 22 points on a paltry 34.8 percent shooting (8-23), and even after scoring eight points and dishing out an assist during the final 5:06 of the game, he missed a driving layup with 49.9 seconds left, rushed an errant three-point attempt with 27.6 seconds and missed his second free throw that would have cut the margin back to three points during the Bulls' last best chance with 11.9 seconds on the clock.

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