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Greg Monroe has found his comfort zone with Celtics at perfect time

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Nearly two months ago, Greg Monroe was a DNP-CD in one of his first games as a Celtic. He was the odd-man out while battling Daniel Theis, Aron Baynes and a deep Boston bench for minutes.

On Friday night, he was the focal point of the Celtics’ offense.

The center finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double against the Bulls, carrying the Celtics to a 111-104 win in a relatively meaningless game against the Bulls in just 27 minutes. The impressive all-around effort made Monroe the first Celtic center to record a triple-double since Robert Parish did so in March 1987. His efficiency has been stellar all year long in Boston, but his effort on Friday (8-of-10 FG) stood out from the bunch.

“That's what he does. I'm happy for him,” Jaylen Brown said