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2018 Schedule
23-6, 1st in Atlantic
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15hNick Friedell

All in the past: Mirotic, Portis lead Bulls to win

In Nikola Mirotic's first start since his return last Friday, Mirotic and Bobby Portis -- high-fiving each other throughout the game -- combined for 47 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls over the Celtics.

Without Irving, Celtics errors open path for Bulls upset (1:27)
Mirotic extends lead with high-arcing 3 (0:16)
Rozier misses on big dunk attempt (0:15)
Smart lobs to Horford for the oop (0:22)
Theis makes up for turnover with chase-down block (0:21)
Mirotic gets Bulls rolling with 13 quick points (0:39)
Smart off to hot start from 3 (0:29)
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Bulls' Mirotic gets 1st start with Markkanen out

With Lauri Markkanen out Monday against the Celtics with back spasms, the Bulls started Nikola Mirotic for the first time since he suffered a concussion and facial fracture in a fight with teammate Bobby Portis.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens says Al Horford (right knee contusion) is feeling better and is hopeful he will play. Stevens says Horford will warm up and then they will make a final decision.

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1dChris Forsberg

Celtics' Irving has quad contusion, out vs. Bulls

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will miss Monday's game against the Bulls because of a left quadriceps contusion. The Celtics, playing the second night of a back-to-back on the road, also will be without forward Marcus Morris, who is battling knee soreness.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics say Kyrie Irving (left quad contusion) and Marcus Morris (left knee soreness) are both out tonight vs. Bulls. Al Horford (right knee contusion) is questionable.

The crowded race for NBA rookie of the year (1:20)
Irving praises Tatum's maturity (0:32)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on clutch Jayson Tatum: "Some people have it and some people don't. It's just as simple as that. I think he's pretty much shown that he can play, as people say, with the big boys at the end of the game. Without wavering in terms of his decision-making or anything like that, he trusts what we have going on and he knows where his opportunities will be, especially down the stretch."

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Celtics held their opponent to fewer than 90 points for the 7th time this season. They held their opponents below 90 six times last season.

Irving leads Celtics past Pistons (1:05)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford said his knee is sore after bumping it with Anthony Tolliver. He said he'll wait and see how it feels tomorrow.

Tatum's late 3-pointer seals win (0:26)
Ojeleye uses Eurostep on a drive (0:15)
Brown throws down big dunk (0:19)
Brown drives and makes tough layup (0:23)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.221st
Rebounds Per Game45.37th
Assists Per Game22.218th
Points Allowed97.31st

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