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Bulls vs. Celtics game preview, injury report, lineups

3 in a row??

NBA: All Star Game Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Bulls vs. Celtics

7pm, NBC Sports Chicago

Bulls go for an actual win streak tonight, with last night’s win over the Magic (albeit a bit lucky) providing the rare two victories in a row.

They face the mercurial Celtics, ‘led’ (quotes approved by Bill Simmons) by Kyrie Irving to a somewhat flat 5th seed so far. They started their post all star game stretch in the midwest, falling to the Bucks in a slugfest after another weird final sequence by Boston. That was two nights ago and they’ve been in Chicago since, whereas the Bulls played last night in Florida. What will win out: rest, or the Chicago nightlife?

For their part, the Celtics likely will have Gordon Hayward back, as he’s listed as probable after missing that Bucks game rolling his (non-destroyed) ankle during a workout occurring at the all-star break.

For the Bulls, looks to be nothing new on the roster and injury front. They’ve been playing downright ok since acquiring Otto ‘ok’ Porter, but we haven’t seen it really against a good team like what Boston ultimately has.