Boston Celtics

  • The Boston Celtics’ winning streak is over at the hands of the Chicago Bulls, a 121-107 loss plagued by a lack of finish on offense and untimely turnovers.

    Chicago prevailed Monday night at the United Center, despite Boston’s best efforts to come back. The Bulls led by as many as 21 points and the C’s cut it to as close as eight, but just when the Celtics felt like they were back in it, the Bulls pulled away again.

    The Celtics shot 43.7 percent as a team on the night, compared to 51.7 percent for the Bulls. Chicago was especially deadly from three-point range (14-for-29, 48.3 percent). Boston had more assists than Chicago on the night (28-26), a reflection of their inability to finish offensively despite strong ball movement and makeable looks.

    With the loss, the Celtics drop to 13-4 on the season, as a nine-game winning streak comes to an end. They remain the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They return home Wednesday night for a date with Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden.

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