Tired From Back-to-Back:
There is no real reason the Celtics shouldn't win this game, other than the fact that they just played a tough team yesterday. Coming off of the first game in a back-to-back could hurt them in this second night. Let us hope that is not the case. I expect the Celtics to limit Irving's, and especially Horford's, minutes tonight. Horford banged his knee last game and I'd like to see him get some rest tonight.
The C's have limited their starter's minutes when playing lesser teams. I can see them doing that tonight. I would reckon Baynes, Theis, Morris, Semi, Rozier, and Smart are going to be the main guys on the court, and if they are, obviously they will play a key part in tonight's game. Larkin would be a toss-in as well. Brad seems to love to play him whenever he gets the chance to.
3-Straight Wins by Bulls:
The Bulls have won two games in a row. That is not impressive, but to Chicago, as they have struggled all season long, it is a great feat. The Bulls may be feeling themselves and may play out of their mind to keep winning, at least for one more game. Again, this Celtics team played just yesterday. Anything can happen.