Brandon Bass scored 14 points leading the Celtics to a 71-69 victory over Chicago at TD Garden on Wednesday.
Boston won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 2.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 181.5.
Kevin Garnett had 12 points for Boston and Jason Terry chipped in with 12 points. Paul Pierce had 6 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Chicago got 12 points from Marco Belinelli in a losing cause and another 11 points from Carlos Boozer. Nate Robinson contributed 6 assists for the Bulls, while Joakim Noah had 16 rebounds.
The Celtics hit the break trailing 36-35 before taking care of business in the second half.
Chicago had a 49-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Boston heads into a battle against the Nuggets. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Orleans.