Boston Celtics defeat Chicago Bulls, 107-82

The first breakaway resulted in a textbook layup.

Safe, sure, thought Tony Allen.
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"I was scared," the Celtics' swingman admitted after Friday night's 107-82 destruction of the Bulls.

The second breakaway resulted in a dunk. So did the third, this one with a little more oomph. On each dunk, Allen hung on the rim just long enough to brace for the fall and just short enough so as not to get a technical foul.

"I kept telling the refs that it wa...

The Celtics starters got another early rest. This was the latest in the usual blowout at TD Banknorth Garden. And the beloved Gino, the Celtics' human victory cigar, was grooving again on the JumboTron after missing the previous game.
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Two nights after losing to the Pistons, the Celtics got back to what they have been accustomed to for much of this young season by hammering the Bulls, 107-82, last night. Boston improved to an NBA-best 21-3 and tie...

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Rivers got killed on talk radio; there are legions out there who still think he's over his head. If you don't believe me, re...