Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)
Series starts 10/15
(1-2, 0-2 away)
(1-2, 1-0 home)
7:30 PM ET, October 15, 2005
United Center, Chicago, IL
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kirk Hinrich scored 21 points to lead the Chicago
Bulls to a 116-97 exhibition victory over the Boston Celtics on
Ben Gordon and Michael Sweetney each had 16 points for Chicago.
Sweetney and Tyson Chandler grabbed seven rebounds apiece.
The Bulls (1-2) started the third quarter on a 21-3 run,
including 10 points by Hinrich, to lead the Celtics 75-48 with 7:12
left in the quarter.
Boston couldn't get the lead below 14 in the fourth quarter as
both teams played their reserves.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 18 points, and Ricky Davis
The Celtics (1-2), who came into the game averaging 9.5 more
rebounds than their opponent, were outrebounded by the Bulls 45-39.
Chicago played without Malik Allen, who was out with an injured
hamstring. Tony Allen, Marcus Banks and Al Jefferson missed the
game for Boston with injuries.