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Sunday, January 9, 2011
D Rose owns Chi-Town, you already know
Once again, I didn't see much of the Boston Celtics' game last night in Chicago but like the Bruins I saw all I needed to in the few chosen moments I switched over during the Jets-Colts game. There was no need to watch the dud game on DVR late at night afterwards.
Derrick Rose had a game-high 36 points while Chicago beat the Celts 90-79 at the United Center.
The Bulls' (24-12) hometown boy got to the line for 19 free throws and Boston (28-8) shot bricks (37.8%) all night long to ensure a nice night for Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau and Brian Scalabrine.
Carlos Boozer added 22 points and 10 rebounds while Ronnie Brewer had 10 points and Luol Deng notched nine points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Paul Pierce led the Cs with 21 points, Ray Allen had 19 points, Rajon Rondo notched 13 points, eight assists, five rebounds and five steals. Glen Davis added 11 points.
Chicago led 22-21 after one quarter and 46-42 at halftime. The Celts outscored Chicago 22-21 in the third quarter but the Bulls took care of business in the fourth (23-15).
The Bulls shot 49.2%, the Celtics hit two more 3-pointers (5-3), Chicago hit seven more free throws (25-18; they attempted 13 more: 35-22) and pulled down a ridiculous 21 more rebounds (48-27). Chicago had four more assists (16-12) but Boston made seven more steals (12-5). The Bulls had four more blocks (9-5) and the Celts were only hanging around because Chicago had 13 more turnovers (21-8).
Boston hosts the Houston Rockets tomorrow night at the TD Garden, a team that without the oft-injured Yao Ming is lacking direction.