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Bulls vs. Celtics Game Preview and Open Thread

back to back?

Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

The Bulls snapped their 7 game losing streak (and 11 losses of 12 games) in an improbable but very well-executed upset of the OKC Thunder Friday night. They get the back-to-back tonight, but it’s still at home as they welcome in the Boston Celtics.

There were reports the Bulls would now have a full squad (sorry Denzel, out of sight...) with Lauri Markkanen firmly making his presence known and both starting point guard Kris Dunn and 6-man-of-the-year-in-his-own-mind Bobby Portis close...but they’re not playing tonight.

The Celtics were expected to be in the top tier of the Eastern Conference with Gordon Hayward returning to a team that went on a deep playoff run last season. They’ve kind of puttered along to start the year, though did demolish the Bulls when the two teams first met. And they come into this one riding a 4 game winning streak to put them near a top-4 seed again.

On the injury front for them, center Aaron Baynes is doubtful with an ankle sprain.

Tonight’s game is at 7 central on WGN.