The Chicago Bulls handed the Celtics their third straight loss, which all happened to come at home, in TD Garden Saturday night as they defeated Boston by a score of 88-79. With this loss, the Celtics' record falls to 4-6 while the Bulls have an 11-2 record.
The Celtics were led by shooting guard Ray Allen, who scored 16 points during the game. The rest of the starting lineup consisted of Rajon Rondo, who scored 14, Paul Pierce, who scored 13, Brandon Bass, who scored 10, and Kevin Garnett, who added eight. Mickael Pietrus led the bench players with six points while Jermaine O'Neal and Chris Wilcox each scored four points and JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore each added two.
The Bulls were led by point guard Derrick Rose, who scored 25 points against the Celtics. Luol Deng added 21 points while Carlos Boozer and Ronnie Brewer each scored 12 and Joakim Noah added 10. Taj Gibson added six off the bench while Kyle Korver added two.
At 4-6, Boston is currently in 10th place is the Eastern Conference and are in third place in the Atlantic Division. Chicago is in first place in the conference and in the Central Division.
After loosing three straight games at home, the Celtics are scheduled to hit the road and face the Indiana Pacers on Saturday while the Bulls are heading back home to play the Toronto Raptors on the same day.