Final: Celtics 111, Bulls 82 — Second quarter beatdown leads to easy win

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After going through their toughest road trip of the season, the Celtics’ needed a bit of a pick-me-up and there was no better team than an undermanned 4-10 Bulls squad to help on that front. Jaylen Brown (18 points) led a balanced Celtics offense that featured six different players in double figures as the hosts led by as many as 33 points on their way to a 111-82 victory. Boston outscored Chicago 32-11 in the second quarter, which helped to quickly erase an early nine-point deficit and build a double-digit lead that they did not relinquish for the rest of the evening. Kyrie Irving had one of his best all-around games of the year (17 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists) while the Aron Baynes had 9 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.   

Second Quarter Notes