Chicago Bulls 104 – Boston Celtics 103
Highlights: Jimmy Butler made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, sending the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Butler’s clutch foul shots capped a memorable duel with fellow All-Star Thomas in the NBA’s final game before the break. Butler and Thomas both finished with 29 points and seven assists. Bobby Portis had a season-high 19 points for the Bulls, who went 22 for 22 at the line. Robin Lopez had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Taj Gibson finished with 12 points and nine boards. Kelly Olynyk had 17 points and seven boards for the Celtics, who had won four in a row and 11 of 12. Terry Rozier made three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.