Rajon Rondo has 10 points, five rebounds and four assists as the Boston Celtics lead the Chicago Bulls, 58-46, from the United Center Monday night in Chicago, IL.
Boston took control from the tip, jumping out to an early 7-2 lead behind the hot shooting of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
Chris Wilcox remains the first man off the bench due to his ability to play quality defense inside and run in transition, which gives a unique dimension to this Celtics squad. Wilcox's production won't always translate to points of big numbers on the stat sheet, but he's rotating properly and playing the high-motor type game Glen Davis previously played for Boston.
Jeff Green continued his solid play from Saturday night's win over the Milwaukee Bucks with four points and one rebound over six minutes before spraining his right ankle in the second quarter.
The Celtics notched 1-of-7 shots from three-point land, but made up for it by shooting 100 percent from the free throw line. Chicago connected on 45 percent from the field and had 20 points in the paint.
Paul Pierce led Boston with 10 points in the first half, while Carlos Boozer matched him with 12 points for the Bulls.
In the first quarter, Garnett passed Allen Iverson for No. 17 on the NBA all-time scoring list with 24,370 points.
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