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Chicago rallies from double-digit deficit to win

BOSTON (AP) -- Michael Sweetney scored 16 points and Kirk Hinrich
added 14, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 98-82 victory over the
Boston Celtics in a preseason game on Wednesday night.

Darius Songaila and Kasib Powell each added 11 points for the
Bulls (2-3), who erased two double-digit deficits while Celtics
star Paul Pierce was out of the game.

Pierce shot 7-for-12 from the field and finished with 24 points
in 31 minutes for the Celtics, who have one win in four preseason
games.

Ricky Davis added 13 points for Boston, and Mark Blount finished
with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulls rallied from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter
and led 76-74 at the end of the period. Chicago then took control
with an 11-1 run in the first 7:10 of the fourth quarter.

Boston missed its first eight shots in the fourth quarter and
turned the ball over five times. The Celtics finally scored on an
alley-oop layup by Gerald Green with 4:50 remaining.

Pierce scored 11 of the Celtics' first 19 points as they opened a 15-point lead in the opening period.