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Boston Celtics make franchise history with 133-77 victory over Chicago Bulls

13 December, 2018, 00:56 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Boston Celtics make franchise history with 133-77 victory over Chicago Bulls

Julius Randle added 20 points, but no other Pelicans player reached double digits in scoring.

"The key is when everybody is available, getting the most out of ourselves", Stevens said. "We have a myriad of issues we have to fix".

But after the game, coach Alvin Gentry left Monday night very much up in the air.

On this run, the Celtics downed the New Orleans Pelicans, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and, most recently, the New York Knicks.

The Celtics scored nine straight points in the last four minutes of the first quarter to take a lead they would never relinquish.

Jim Boylen twice subbed out all five starters because they were "embarrassing" as the Chicago Bulls suffered their heaviest defeat in franchise history to the Boston Celtics. It also tied for the biggest road win in National Basketball Association history, equaling the 136-80 trouncing by the Seattle SuperSonics of the Houston Rockets on December 6, 1986.

If you're heading to TD Garden for Monday night's Celtics-Pelicans tilt, you may want to bring an extra pair of sneakers and some shorts.

Horford was nursing a sore left knee, Irving had a sore right shoulder, Hayward was ill and Baynes was out with a sprained ankle. "[It's] not a high ankle sprain, which is good news".

After the Celtics game, Zach LaVine expressed frustration about Boylen's five-man substitution pattern, which many saw as showing up the players.

Since that embarrassment, the Celtics have gone 6-1, improving to 15-10, with the lone loss coming to the Dallas Mavericks on November 24.

Brown's return to the lineup has been a topic of conversation for quite some time, mainly because Marcus Smart-his replacement in the starting lineup-has paid incredible dividends for Brad Stevens.

Hayward continues to shake the rust off and has gotten comfortable being a playmaker with the reserves.

The Celtics may need you to come off the bench, because they have about three healthy players for Monday night's game. They are now up to 110.3 points thanks to the recent surge.

After falling behind 17-0 on Saturday, the Bulls got off to a better start in this one. "We had a lot of guys down ... and keep trying to play the right way with the guys out there". "Then we have three or four days off where we can rest and regroup, try to recollect ourselves, then try to string wins together".

"Why have them play in a game that's going to be very hard to win when the benefit to me is going to be practice tomorrow and get better", Boylen said Saturday.

So it was another instance of the Celtics plugging holes, a formula they had down pat throughout last season.



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