Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Kevin Garnett scored eight of his 12 points in
the fourth quarter to help lead a late Boston rally that lifted the Celtics to
a 71-69 decision over the Chicago Bulls in a defensively dominated matchup
from TD Garden.
Garnett added 11 rebounds and Brandon Bass finished with a game-high 14 points
for the Celtics, who outscored Chicago by a 30-20 margin over the final 13
minutes to improve to 8-1 since All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo tore his ACL
on Jan. 25.
Marco Belinelli paced the Bulls with 12 points and both Joakim Noah and Carlos
Boozer posted double-doubles in the loss, Chicago's second straight and fourth
in five outings.
Noah amassed 10 points and 16 rebounds, with Boozer compiling 11 points and 11
Chicago shot just 36.5 percent from the floor and went 3-of-17 from three-
point range, with Boston hitting on only 36.8 percent of its field goal
attempts in a game in which scoring was at a premium.
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