The Celtics invade Chicago on April 7th to play the last remaining game on the schedule against the Bulls.
The previous games between these two teams have been heated and intense.
The teams met in early November in slugfest that was settled in overtime. The Celtics prevailed in overtime 110-105. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 10 rebounds and complemented Ray Allen's 25 points in this battle.
In early December, the Celtics defeated the Bulls by the final score of 104-92. Kevin Garnett was the star for the Celtics, as he put up 20 points and 17 rebounds. Garnett’s 17 rebounds were his most in two years, as he responded to some trash talk by Joakim Noah, who called Garnett “mean” and “ugly“ in a radio interview.
In fact, all of the Celtics stars scored in double digits, including Rajon Rondo with 18, Paul Pierce with 18 and Ray Allen with 14.
This was just the second game in the Bulls lineup for Carlos Boozer after suffering a broken hand. The game was in Boston and was the eighth road game in nine games for the sluggish Bulls.
In the last meeting, the Bulls got revenge as they beat Boston in Chicago by a final score of 90-79. Derrick Rose was the most aggressive player on the floor with 36 points and Carlos Boozer had a double-double.
This rematch will be the first time that the Celtics face the Bulls since they traded Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Bulls will have the edge of playing at home, but it will be interesting to see how they react to the new-look Celtics.