Jayson Tatum scored 32 points and Jaylen Brown added 19 as the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 107-99 Monday night and reached the midway point of their season with the NBA's best record. Grant Williams added 20 points and Al Horford had seven rebounds and eight points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 24 seconds to play that helped seal the win for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who are 29-12 after the first 41 games. Chicago also lost star forward DeMar DeRozan to an injury in the third quarter, yet managed to trim Boston's 16-point lead to two points with two minutes left to play. Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points for Boston, which played without injured point guard Marcus Smart. Zach LaVine led Chicago with 27 points, scoring 15 in the fourth quarter while leading the Bulls' furious comeback bid.
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