Behind career-highs in points from both Zach LaVine (42 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) and Lauri Markkanen (35 points, 15 rebounds), the Bulls defeated the Celtics in Chicago by a final score of 126-116. With their performances, LaVine and Markkanen became the first duo from any team to each score 35+ points against the Celtics since Michael Jordan (37) and Scottie Pippen (37) on 12/18/1995 and the first Bulls duo to score 35+ in a game since Jordan (37) and Pippen (37) did so on 11/20/1996 at PHX. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 37 points (18 in the 4th quarter), to go with 5 rebounds and 10 assists in the losing effort. With the win, the Bulls have now won 3 games in a row and improve to 16-44, while the Celtics fall to 37-23 on the season.
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