After the Bulls made another surge, Bass canned another jumper and Terry drained a 3-pointer for a 58-46 lead. No lead was safe as the Celtics learned.
Boston entered Monday sixth in the NBA in field goal percentage but had been having trouble scoring points consistently because of a lack of cohesion and turnovers. That wasn’t an issue Monday night.
“Maybe this will be the start of something where we start playing more consistent,” said Paul Pierce, who finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. “I’m glad we got it together here on the road. We saw what we’re capable of when we move the ball and it carried over to [Monday’s] game.”