CELTICS: What a difference five games can make

Boston Celtics make franchise history with 133-77 victory over Chicago Bulls

It took three games for Bulls to revolt against their new coach

His latest productive outing helped the Nets get a road win on the second night of a back-to-back, ending a 33-game skid in that department that tied an National Basketball Association record and dated back to December 21, 2015, at Chicago.

Jim Boylen twice subbed out all five starters because they were "embarrassing" as the Chicago Bulls suffered their heaviest defeat in franchise history to the Boston Celtics. E'Twaun Moore sat out because of a calf injury and Nikola Mirotic did not play in the second half because of an ankle injury. "I felt embarrassed. I wish I was out there competing", said LaVine. It is a whole different monster being tasked with guarding one of the NBA's top talents in Anthony Davis. Calling for another lengthy practice after the back-to-back led to a near-mutiny and caused the players to reach out to the union, sources said.

The Bulls have rebelled on Jim Boylen after just three games since he took over for Fred Hoiberg, who was sacked last week after three-plus season at the helm.

To show you how the game has changed, Ainge needed 556 games and was 348-for-906 from behind the arc.

"In typical Baynes fashion, he said he'll do three-on-three drills tomorrow after he does fullcourt sprints and runs a marathon and he'll be ready for the flight and will play on Saturday", Stevens said, according to MassLive.com. But that wouldn't hold, as a surprising Kings' team overcame a 12-point third quarter deficit to beat their hosts by 19 Monday night at the United Center.

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Arsenal are next in Europa League action with a home clash against Qarabag, a game followed by a trip to Southampton on Sunday. But the flip side of that is they're lacking in match practice so could really do with the run-out on Thursday.

They'll have their work cut out for them to extend that streak on Monday night though, with Kyrie Irving out and both Al Horford and Gordon Hayward doubtful. "So I play them more, we lose tonight and can't practice tomorrow, we double lose".

Perhaps that will be enough to get the Pelicans back to the form they had in those opening four games and away from the indifferent, inconsistent version of themselves they've been since - including alternating wins and losses for the past nine games. Williams, in the longest appearance of his career, had career highs of seven points and 11 rebounds, while picking up three blocked shots - two on Davis. We came to them as men. "So [I'm] just trying to get days off [and] get treatment so you can recover, and kind of move on to the next game".

"But I'm just focused on this team. I think that was the best part".

So it was another instance of the Celtics plugging holes, a formula they had down pat throughout last season.

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