Thursday evening saw the Boston Celtics resume their winning momentum post-All-Star break with a victory against the Chicago Bulls.

Boston appeared rejuvenated from the outset, establishing a commanding lead of up to 16 points in an impressive first quarter, showcasing strength on both offense and defense.

The team recorded six blocks, marking a season-high for a single quarter, while also holding Chicago to just 23 points during that period.

In response, the Bulls rallied with a 39-point second quarter, eliminating the Celtics' lead and taking a three-point advantage into halftime.

Thankfully for the Celtics, Chicago struggled to contain Boston's efficient offense for the remainder of the game.

Early in the third quarter, the Celtics reclaimed the lead and maintained their momentum, ultimately securing a 129-112 victory—a testament to their seventh consecutive win.

Tillman wasted no time in making an impact, scoring his first two points for the Celtics with a determined layup. Additionally, he demonstrated his defensive prowess by blocking a shot during his limited playing time.

Springer's debut points for the Celtics will have to be postponed. He attempted only one shot—a missed 3-pointer—during his two-minute stint on the court.

Both Tillman and Springer are expected to receive another opportunity to showcase their contributions to the Celtics when they face the Knicks on Saturday.

Jayson Tatum holds the belief in his abilities to consider himself among the best players in the NBA. However, he remains unfazed by the ongoing debate surrounding that distinction.