The NBA continued with 8 games. Eastern Conference leader Celtics, who had already secured the playoffs, defeated the Bulls and won 9 consecutive games and 57th win this season. Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, Sam Hauser and Al Horford 23 each for the visiting Celtics.

DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points, Alex Caruso, Nikola Vucevic and Ayo Dosunmu 14 each for the Bulls, who suffered their 37th loss of the season. Onuralp Bitim finished the game with 2 points and 1 assist in 7 minutes of playing time.

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Battling for a play-in spot in the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets defeated the Utah Jazz 147-119 by 28 points.

Jalen Green scored 41 points and Fred VanVleet 34 for the Rockets, who have been without Alperen Sengun for a while due to injury, contributing to their 35th win of the season, including 8 in a row. John Collins scored 25 points and Collin Sexton 20 for the Jazz, who have lost 5 in a row and 42nd of the season. National basketball player Ömer Faruk Yurtseven did not play for the Jazz.