Deng, Boozer score 21 as Bulls beat Celtics 100-89

Deng, Boozer score 21 as Bulls beat Celtics 100-89
December 18, 2012, 10:37 pm
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Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, right, goes up for a layup as Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

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CHICAGO (AP) Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 21 points apiece, Joakim Noah had a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 100-89 on Tuesday night.

Noah had 11 points, 13 rebounds and a career high-tying 10 assists for his second career triple-double, and the Bulls evened a 101-95 home loss to Boston on Nov. 12.

Nate Robinson scored 18 points for Chicago and keyed a fourth-quarter surge that put the game out of reach.

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 26 points and eight assists. Paul Pierce added 16 points.

The Celtics have lost a season-high three straight games, all on the road.

The Bulls improved to 4-2 in the second of back-to-back games this season. Chicago bounced back from an 80-71 loss in Memphis on Monday, putting up their lowest point total in five seasons.