Eastern Conference race: Bulls vs. Celtics

The Chicago Bulls took a half game lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference by virtue of their 114-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

The Celtics host a Memphis Grizzlies team on Wednesday that is without perhaps their top player in Rudy Gay, who will have surgery on his left shoulder.

A look at the remaining schedules for both teams suggest the Bulls have an easier route to the No. 1 seed.