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2018 Schedule
6-20, 5th in Central
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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.

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Monday marked the first time that Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis were the top 2 scorers in a game for the Bulls. (Via Elias Sports Bureau)

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The Bulls defeated the Celtics, 108-85 tonight. Via Elias Sports Bureau: This is the first time in NBA history that a team that entered with a winning percentage of .200 or less won by at least 20 points against a team with a winning percentage of .800 or better (minimum 25 games into the season).

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Rockets are 21-4 this season, last time the Rockets won more games in the team's first 25 games of a season was 1993-94 (22 wins). That was also the season of the Rockets' first NBA Championship (they won back to back in 1993-94 and 1994-95).

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Without Irving, Celtics errors open path for Bulls upset (1:27)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

That's three wins in a row for the Bulls after a 108-85 victory over the Boston Celtics. Niko Mirotic and Bobby Portis combined for 47 points and 12 rebounds. David Nwaba had another nice game with 13 points and six rebounds off the bench.

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Mirotic extends lead with high-arcing 3 (0:16)
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Rozier misses on big dunk attempt (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Dunn just made a nice block on one end and knocked in two more points on the other end. He's really coming along nicely in the last couple weeks. Bulls have to be pleased with his progress.

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Smart lobs to Horford for the oop (0:22)
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Theis makes up for turnover with chase-down block (0:21)
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Mirotic gets Bulls rolling with 13 quick points (0:39)
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Smart off to hot start from 3 (0:29)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Niko Mirotic continues playing with a lot of confidence since his return. He's already got 11 points and is looking for his shot all over the floor. Mirotic is at his best when he believes he can make all the plays — that's what he's doing right now.

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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 

Fred Hoiberg says Niko Mirotic will start in Markkanen's place vs. Celtics.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen (back spasms) will not play vs. Celtics.

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.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics say Marcus Morris will sit out today vs Detroit and Monday in Chicago due to knee soreness.

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Bulls hold off Knicks (1:19)
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Nwaba's soaring slam pumps up the crowd (0:21)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls win it 104-102. Kristaps Porzingis misses a shot at the buzzer that would have won the game. Niko Mirotic finishes with 19 points. David Nwaba comes through with 15 points and five rebounds off the bench. He has been a real bright spot for the Bulls this year in a reserve role.

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.329th
Rebounds Per Game44.511th
Assists Per Game22.316th
Points Allowed106.016th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-18620.231
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585