When, where: Tonight, 8, at TD Banknorth Garden.
TV, radio: CSN, ESPN, WEEI (850).
Scoring: Luol Deng 21, Ben Gordon 18, Kirk Hinrich 15, Tyrus Thomas 15.
Rebounds: Thomas 10, Drew Gooden 8, Deng 4, Derrick Rose, 4.
Assists: Rose 9, Hinrich 7, Gordon 3, Thomas 3.
Head to head: This is the first of three meetings. The Celtics won all three games against the Bulls last season.
Miscellany: On Halloween night 1997, the champion Bulls were defeated by the Celtics, 92-85 . . . The Bulls have a new coach, Vinny Del Negro.