Seven players scored in double digits against the Bulls, and the bench chipped in for an impressive effort, as the Celtics improved to 19-4 on the season.
Celtics 106, Bulls 80
United Center, Chicago, Ill.
Dec. 12, 2009
Headliner: Kevin Garnett recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds, as he was one of seven Celtics to finish in double digits for points. Garnett was 6-for-8 shooting and recorded two assists and a plus-13 rating to pace the C's offense in the 26-point win.
Unsung hero: Eddie House and Rasheed Wallace put together for a big night for the bench against the Bulls. Both players put up 15 points in the Celtics' rout and were a combined 6-fot-7 from the line with four total 3-pointers between the two. The entire effort from the bench was noteworthy on Saturday, but House and Wallace led the way for the reserves.
Scrub: Despite playing 32 minutes, Bulls center Joakim Noah scored just two points. Noah was a disappointing 1-for-8 from the floor and finished with a minus-13 rating. The big man did grab 13 rebounds in the loss, but his poor offensive effort greatly hurt the Bulls in the blowout loss.
Turning Point: After leading by just three following the first quarter, the Celtics were able to extend their lead to eight by halftime and after three quarters, the Celtics held a 20-point lead. The Celtics' ability to extend the lead each quarter and never let the Bulls get on any sort of run led to the big road win.
Up Next: The Celtics finish up their three-game road trip on Monday in Memphis against the Grizzlies before returning home to Boston. After the Grizzlies, the Celtics get three days off, and then host the 76ers, Timberwolves and Pacers for three games at the Garden in a five-day span. The Celtics haven't lost on the road sinec Nov. 14 and haven't lost at home since Nov. 20.
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