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.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, head over to Blog a Bull and Celtics Blog. And for more news and notes from around the league, visit SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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