Rondo's triple-double sparks Celtics

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BOSTON — Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 95-91 win Sunday over the Chicago Bulls, who were without star guard Derrick Rose.

Boston's Kevin Garnett (left) sets a screen as Rajon Rondo drives to the basket past Chicago's Carlos Boozer during the first quarter of Boston's victory.   MICHAEL DWYER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Boston's Kevin Garnett (left) sets a screen as Rajon Rondo drives to the basket past Chicago's Carlos Boozer during the first quarter of Boston's victory.

Kevin Garnett added 13 points and 12 rebounds, reserve JaJuan Johnson had 12 points and Ray Allen 11 for the Celtics, who snapped a two-game skid. Rondo had season highs in both points and assists.

The win came after what Boston coach Doc Rivers called an “awful” performance in an 86-74 loss at Toronto on Friday. Rivers was very frustrated after the game and spoke about how it was “un-Celtic.”

C.J. Watson, who started in Rose’s spot, scored 22 points for the Bulls, whose win streak ended at five in the finale of a 6-3 road trip..

LAKERS 94, RAPTORS 92

In Toronto, Kobe Bryant hit a baseline jump shot with 4.2 seconds left and Los Angeles wrapped up a six-game road trip by holding on to beat the Raptors, its eighth victory in nine meetings with Toronto.

Bryant, who scored 27 points, took an inbound pass from Metta World Peace and shot over the outstretched arms of James Johnson to deny the Raptors, who battled back after trailing by as many as 18.

Jose Calderon inbounded to DeMar DeRozan for the final possession, but he airballed his potential game-tying shot at the buzzer.

WIZARDS 98, PISTONS 77

In Auburn Hills, Mich., JaVale McGee had 22 points and eight rebounds, and John Wall dished out 14 assists as Washington hammered Detroit.

Detroit entered on a season-best four-game winning streak, but saw it end when the Wizards went on a 22-2 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters.

Nick Young added 22 points for the Wizards.

Greg Monroe had a game-high 27 for Detroit.


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