The Chicago Bulls came through when it mattered in a 93-86 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Once again without starting point guard Derrick Rose, the Bulls managed to find another way to win despite struggling badly on offense in the first half.
Trailing by 11 points at halftime, the Bulls found their groove in the second half and never looked back. After taking the lead in the third quarter, they battled to stay ahead as the Celtics made numerous runs. A complete team effort helped to sustain the team, though, which shot just 41 percent from the field on the game.
Luol Deng was huge for the Bulls, scoring 26 points during an impressive all-around night. Chicago also got 17 points and nine rebounds from Joakim Noah plus 12 points and 14 rebounds from Carlos Boozer. Paul Pierce led Boston with 22 points but he was quiet in the second half.
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