Celtics Crush Bulls To Gain 2-1 Series Advantage

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(AP) - The Boston Celtics are back in control of their first-round playoff series with Chicago.

Paul Pierce scored 24 points, Rajon Rondo added 20 and the defending NBA champions beat the Bulls 107-86 to take a 2-1 series lead. The teams split two dramatic games in Boston, but this one never really was in doubt. The Celtics led by 11 after one quarter and 22 at the half on their way to an easy win.