Celtics encounter The Dud

Every team has its bad games, and Saturday night's was just that for Boston

Updated: January 9, 2011, 1:34 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

CHICAGO -- The thing about The Dud is that you rarely see it coming.

And while there were certainly red flags that the Boston Celtics might encounter the proverbial whammy as they trekked to Chicago for the second night of a back-to-back to wrap up a week that featured five games in seven nights, Saturday's offensive stink bomb at the United Center still seemed somewhat surprising.

Alas, The Dud is allergic to patterns and trends.

The Celtics, who shot a scorching 54.4 percent ...

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