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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.

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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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