The Bulls overcame an early deficit and led handily throughout behind strong nights from Coby White, Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic in a fully healthy effort vs a Celtics team missing Robert Williams III and Jaylen Brown. Brown is expected back soon, but no Rob led to more offensive stagnancy as Jayson Tatum started 1-of-5. Kemba Walker scored a season-high 33 points and Evan Fournier provided 17 on 7-of-11. It wasn’t enough as Boston collapsed in the second half defensively and a late comeback with Grant Williams at center fell short.
When players like Brown and Williams step out of the lineup injured, can the Celtics win games, or are they simply failing to meet their potential overall?