September 18, 2014
After a record-setting seven overtimes in the first six games, the Celtics made an early night of it with a dominating stretch in the second.
That's second quarter, not second OT.
Ray Allen followed his 51-point Game 6 performance with 23 on Saturday night, Paul Pierce added 20 and Boston spurted away from Chicago just before the half to finish the Bulls off 109-99 - a rare regulation victory in what might have been be the best first-round playoff series in NBA history.
The Celtics will play Orlando in the Eastern Conference semifinals starting Monday. The seventh-seeded Bulls return to Chicago knowing they took the defending NBA champions to the limit - and quite often beyond.
Ben Gordon scored 33 for Chicago.
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