*Congratulations to the Celtics, who have scored 4,912 points and given up 4,912 points this season.
–Boston is the only team that has a differential of exactly zero in the NBA right now.
*The Bulls are 25-1 when they have a better field goal percentage than their opponent this season.
–The Celtics are 22-6 when they have a better field goal percentage in 2012-13.
*Via Chris Forsberg: In the last 8 games, the Celtics lineup of Leandro Barbosa, Jason Terry, Jeff Green, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had played the 2nd-most minutes together outside of the starting 5.
–It had a plus/minus of +29.8 per 48 minutes over those 8 games.
–The 3-man combo of Barbosa, Terry and Green had a plus/minus of +28 in 147 minutes with them together, the best three-man combo of the team’s top 10 most utilized (no other 3-man combo in that group has better than +4).
*Barbosa’s injury will hurt the Celtics.
–They are 8-1 this season when he plays more than 16 minutes (19-23 otherwise).
–They are 9-2 this season when he scores at least 8 points (18-22 otherwise).
–They are 8-2 this season when he dishes out at least 3 assists (19-22 otherwise).
–They are 10-5 this season when he hits at least 1 three-pointer (17-19 otherwise).
*Via ESPN Stats & Info: The Bulls are the only 2012-13 NBA team to currently have a better road record (15-9) than home record (15-12).
–The only team with a better away winning percentage this season is the Spurs (65.5%: 19-10).
*The Celtics have won their last 6 contests at home.
*Both Jason Terry and Jeff Green have scored double-digit points in 8 of their last 9 games.
–Terry’s plus/minus of +80 over his last 10 games is tied for the 19th best in the NBA.
–He also leads the Celtics in plus/minus this season at +88 (2nd best: Kevin Garnett +72).
-Via ESPN Stats & Info: “The Celtics are 5-for-28 this season (0-3 on Monday) on FGA in final 24 seconds of game/OT with chance to tie or take the lead.”
*Recent Meetings: Celtics vs. Bulls
–Since leaving the Celtics to coach the Bulls, Tom Thibodeau is 7-4 against Boston.
–Since 2010-11, the Celtics are 3-0 against the Bulls when the Celtics score at least 100 points.
–Since 2010-11, the Celtics are 4-0 in meetings in which they shot at least 45% from the field (0-7 when worse than 45%).
–Celtics FG% against the Bulls since 2010-11 (from best to worst): 53% (Celtics W), 51% (W), 51% (W), 49% (W), 43% (L), 43% (L), 42% (L), 41% (L), 40% (L), 38% (L) and 38% (L).
–All-Time NBA Regular Season Games Played–
10. Moses Malone 1,329
11. Buck Williams 1,307
12. Kevin Garnett 1,306 (Garnett ties Williams for 11th place by playing Wednesday)
–All-Time NBA Steals–
15. Kobe Bryant 1,796
16. Magic Johnson 1,724
17. Kevin Garnett 1,721 (Garnett needs 3 to tie Magic for 16th place)