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Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls
The Boston Celtics (19-16) will face against the Chicago Bulls (21-12) for an exciting Eastern Conference clash on Thursday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site
The Celtics continue their road trip after dropping a game to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night, 99-94. The team struggled mightily on all ends of the floor, shooting a paltry 37.4% from the paint and 21.4% from long range in the loss. The club has struggled with their scoring efficiency all season, sitting at fourth-worst in the league with a 43.3% field goal average per game. Isaiah Thomas once again led Boston in scoring with 22 points and 10 assists, while Amir Johnson posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Celtics have been nipping at the heels of the Toronto Raptors for first place in the Atlantic Division for the majority of their 2015-16 campaign, but now sit two games behind their division rivals. The two teams will meet on January 20th in Toronto.
Chicago has won five games in a row and are starting 2016 off as one of the hotter teams in the league, now sitting just three games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the East. Their latest victory took place at home (where they own a 15-5 record) on Monday night where they made quick work of the Milwaukee Bucks, 117-106. Jimmy Butler once again delivered for the team with a 32-point, 10-assist performance, draining all eight of his shots from the foul line along the way. Butler is leading the Bulls in scoring this season, averaging 22.1 points per game. Both Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson had double-doubles in the game, with the tandem combining for 25 boards, one of the main reasons that the team ranks first in the league in rebounds.