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NBA: Boston 95, Chicago 91

Feb. 12, 2012 at 6:28 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Rajon Rondo's triple-double of 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds helped the Boston Celtics hold off the shorthanded Chicago Bulls 95-91 Sunday.

It was the ninth career triple-double for Rondo, who sank four free throws in the final 21 seconds to secure the Celtics' first win in three games.

Kevin Garnett chipped in with 13 points and 12 boards while JaJuan Johnson come off the bench to add 12 points.

Ray Allen and Chris Wilcox also reached double figures with 11 points each for the Celtics.

Chicago's Carlos Boozer had 22 points, as did C.J. Watson, who filled in for all-star forward Derrick Rose for a second straight game.

The reigning NBA MVP was again unable to play due to back spasms.

Joakim Noah contributed 16 points and nine rebounds as the Bulls wrapped up a nine-game road trip with a 6-3 mark.

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