How it happened: D.J. Augustin had another huge game for the Bulls, going off for a career high 33 points. Joakim Noah nearly racked up another triple-double after chipping in with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists. And the Bulls pulled out this win down the stretch. Jimmy Butler added 15 points, five rebounds and three steals. Rajon Rondo had 17 points, 11 assists and 4 rebounds to lead the Celtics in a losing effort.
What it means: In his own unique way, Noah has become a closer for the Bulls. They look to him to do so many things on the floor, and he's taken it upon himself to make plays down the stretch. He did it again late in this one -- making plays on both ends of the floor -- while providing a calming influence for his teammates. Same goes for Augustin, who has consistently provided an offensive spark for the Bulls when they've needed one. He did so again on Sunday night by drilling a 3-pointer in the last minute. The combination of Noah and Augustin late in games has helped push the Bulls to the finish line in plenty of contests over the past couple of months.
Hits: From Bulls Radio statistician Jeff Mangurten: "From April 6, 1996, to Feb. 18, 2014, there were no 13-assist games by a center in the NBA. Noah has had three of them since Feb. 19."
Misses: Mike Dunleavy was just 3-for-11 from the field.
Stat of the night: The Bulls shot 52.9 percent from the field.
What's next: The Bulls finish off their back-to-back with the Celtics on Monday night at the United Center.