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Celtics Fall 97-81 Against Chicago - Game Recap

Chicago got 30 points from Derrick Rose en route to a 97-81 victory over Boston on Thursday at United Center.

Chicago was a favorite by 5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 179.5.

Luol Deng had 23 points for Chicago and Carlos Boozer chipped in with 14 points. Derrick Rose had 8 assists for the Bulls, while Carlos Boozer was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

The Celtics got a 15-point performance from Paul Pierce, who was supported by 10 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo had 6 assists in a losing cause for Boston, while Kevin Garnett grabbed 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 48-43 at the break.

Chicago had a 44-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Boston, they head home to face Washington.