The Bulls and Celtics played one of the most unforgettable playoff series in NBA history in 2009, featuring four overtime games, a Game 7 that set the national cable-television ratings record and a certain rookie by the name of Derrick Rose.
Rose hasn't forgotten about that series and neither have any of his teammates. Plus, for the first time since Michael Jordan retired, the Chicago Bulls are relevant again. Carlos Boozer may give them a second scoring option, but the Celtics are still the defending conference champions.
They've beaten the Bulls twice already this season, including an overtime win in the fifth game of the season. Chicago eventually inflicted some damage when they beat the Celtics, 90-79, in January, but still trail in the standings. The two top teams in the Eastern Conference have one game left this season, and that slug-fest will likely determine who receives the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
With that game less than two months away and the playoffs in sight, here's a preview of how the new-look Celtics match up with the Bulls.