Welcome to TD Garden, where the Boston Celtics will take on the Chicago Bulls on at 3:30 p.m. in a nationally-televised game.
This is supposed to be one of the NBA’s showcase games this week, but today’s game might not appeal to the average fan. That’s not to say it won’t be competitive. It just might not be very pretty. The Bulls play the league’s best defense, and the Celtics are at their best when they turn up their own defensive pressure. If the Celtics make a game of this, the score might be stuck down in the 80’s. That’s good for fans of defense (me), but maybe bad for everybody else. This would be a big, big win for the Celtics if they were able to pull this out.
Players from both teams are getting their shots up on the floor. We’ll have updates from both locker rooms shortly.