“I just think he’s matured, honestly,” Rivers said.
Long time coming
It was the Celtics’ first win at Chicago since Dec. 12, 2009, a 106-80 victory . . . Rivers stuck with the same starting lineup as Saturday, with Bass at power forward and Jason Terry (13 points) at shooting guard . . . Rivers acknowledged that Darko Milicic has fallen in the rotation and would help the team “sometime this season.” Milicic played extensively in the preseason before hurting his wrist but played in just one of the first six games . . . Rondo showed no after-effects of banging knees with Milwaukee’s Samuel Dalembert Saturday and was in the lineup.
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