Celtics (50-30) at Bulls (39-41)
Game time: 8pm, United Center, Chicago. TV – TNT, CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850).
Bos: Pierce – 18.1 Bulls: Derrick Rose –
Bos: Perkins – 7.6
Bulls: Joakim Noah – 10.9
Bos: Rondo – 9.8 Bulls: Rose – 6.0
Who'll go off: Ray Allen. He's got the hot hand (shooting 54.8 percent (40-for-73) in his past seven games) and might get even more looks if Paul Pierce sits this one out.
Who needs to be stopped: Joakim Noah is averaging 17 points and 13.7 rebounds in his past three
The C's will lose if… The Bulls need this win to stay in the 8th spot. I do not see the Celtics matching their energy in this game.
Miscellany: The Celtics lead the season series 2-1. Chicago leads the NBA in rebounding at 44.5 per game.
Prediction: Chicago 101 – Celtics 96