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.
After months and months of rumors, the Bulls finally traded superstar small forward Jimmy Butler on Thursday night, shortly after the 2017 NBA Draft began.
Butler will go play for the Minnesota Timberwolves and his former coach Tom Thibodeau. In return, the Bulls will receive Zach LaVine, 2016 first round pick Kris Dunn and the seventh overall pick in the 2017 draft.
That's according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
Butler, 27, has two more years left on his contract. He will now join Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins to help a young Wolves team take the next step.
The Bulls lose an All-Star in Butler, but get two talented guards and a nice pick in an unusually deep draft.
[RELATED: D.C. native Fultz picked No. 1 in 2017 NBA Draft by Sixers]
It's official. Markelle Fultz, who starred at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. before playing one year at the University of Washington, has been selected with the first overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Fultz, 19, is originally from Upper Marlboro, Md. A 6-foot-4 point guard, Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists for the Huskies as a freshman.
The Sixers were able to pick Fultz thanks to a trade they struck over the weekend with the Boston Celtics. The Sixers got the first overall pick in exchange for the third overall pick and either next year's Lakers first round pick (protected 2-5) or the Kings' 2019 first round pick.
Fultz is the first D.C.-native to be picked first overall since 1971.
[RELATED: Celtics' president suggests they would not have picked Fultz No. 1]