Windy City blows visiting Celtics (16-7) out of town yet again.
Despite dishing out 10 assists, Rajon Rondo was a deflating 7 of 21, cancelling out the 10-17 effort from Boston's scoring leader, Paul Pierce (29 points), but "the truth" was clear in Chicago: Boston had been out-shot, out-rebounded and out-matched for a second time.
In what Boston hoped would turn into a payback performance for the blowout loss earlier in the season, Chicago's core of Derek Rose (14 assists, 21 points), Rip Hamilton (playing like a 2004 Piston again with 22 points) and especially 7-footer Joakim Noah (25 rebounds, 34 points) had other plans.
Not much more to talk about. Hopefully, the third meeting will prove different, but it seems unlikely, despite Boston's holding of a better w/l record than the Windy City.