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
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.