Pre-Gamin’: Bulls vs. Celtics (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls vs. Celtics (6:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

I just want the Bulls to beat the Celtics more than I want the Bulls to be 6-1.

Does that make sense?

Game Info

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics – 6:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Stream the game online here with your cable provider.

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Lonzo Ball
2. Zach LaVine
3. Javonte Green
4. DeMar DeRozan
5. Nikola Vucevic

Injury report: Coby White OUT (shoulder), Patrick Williams OUT (wrist)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Marcus Smart
2. Jaylen Brown
3. Jayson Tatum
4. Al Horford
5. Robert Williams

Injury report: N/A

What to Watch For …

•   Who the hell is going to guard Jayson Tatum? All things considered, this will be one of the most important questions of the night. DeMar DeRozan is the best size matchup on paper, but he also happens to be the starting lineup’s worst defender. I gusse the human-ball-of-energy Javonte Green could get a few opportunities, but that is a lot of trust to place in a guy who just earned a spot in the rotation. Can Zach LaVine be up for the challenge? Could Billy go with Lonzo while LaVine tries Jaylen Brown? No matter the decision, tonight is going to have to be a communal effort to stop both scorers.

•   Robert Williams is one hell of a shot-blocker (3.2 per game) and one hell of a rebounder. The Bulls will have to live in fear of his presence in the paint tonight as they try to play the same downhill style that treated them so well Saturday night. Not to mention, Nikola Vucevic will have to come up big for this Bulls team on the glass, as Williams has helped the Celtics average the 10th-most rebounds per game this season (Bulls averaged 2nd-fewest).

•   No team has fouled more over the first six games than the Boston Celtics. With DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine both averaging at least 6.0 or more free-throw attempts per game, this should be an area the Bulls look to exploit from the jump.


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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.