Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum put things in order after he drilled a crucial three-pointer and helped his team log another victory versus the Chicago Bulls, 111-104.
The third-year player delivered 28 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Tatum silenced the crowd of the United Center when he converted his step-back three-pointer and beat the shot clock.
That instance shifted the momentum back to the visiting Celtics squad after the Chicago Bulls trimmed the deficit to a much closer striking distance.
Boston’s largest lead was at 16 points but the Bulls immediately stormed back in the fourth quarter and tried to turn things around.
Chicago had three opportunities to reclaim the lead but Boston was successful to stop them.
Gordon Hayward added 24 points while Jaylen Brown made 19 points. Enes Kanter silently did his damage inside the paint with his 17 points and 12 rebounds performance.
Hayward, Kanter as well as Daniel Theis silenced their critics after news broke out that Boston is interested to acquire Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond.
Those three mentioned Celtics players are linked to that trade rumor.
Zach Lavine led Chicago with his 35 points output while Lauri Markkanen.
Boston is on its three-game winning streak and maintains its hold for the second spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls, on the other hand, absorbed its three-game losing skid and they’re at the 10th spot in the East.
The Celtics next game will be on January 7 (PHI time) versus the Washington Wizards while the Bulls will meet the Dallas Mavericks also on January 7 (PHI time).