The Chicago Bulls are waging a war on style points this season, and they won't be finished until they've drained every ounce of fun one can draw from basketball as a spectator sport. You can't argue with the results, though. The Bulls have just successfully navigated the most daunting part of their schedule to date, a six games in 11 days stretch that saw Chicago score victories over the East-leading Knicks, the new-look Nets and their eternal rivals from Boston. The win against the Celtics on Tuesday gave the Bulls seven wins in their last 10 games and solidified their hold on the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. It also might have been the best the team has looked all season. Coming off a true downer of a performance in Memphis the night before in which Chicago needed a pair of Luol Deng free throws in garbage time just to crack 70 points, the Bulls got back to doing what they do best against the C's at the United Center: playing stifling defense, killing the glass, and earning enough easy looks on the offensive end thanks to superior ball movement.

Nearly all of the focal points played tremendously against Boston, from Nate Robinson hitting all five of the Bulls' three-pointers to Carlos Boozer quietly putting up 21 and 12 despite somehow finishing as the only member of the team in the negative (minus-10) in terms of plus-minus. Luol Deng was great too, so was Taj Gibson. But Joakim Noah stood a cut above everyone else.