Thomas scores 22, Celtics hold off late Bulls rally 110-101

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BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a furious rally in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bulls 110-101 on Friday night.

Avery Bradley added 21 points, and Jared Sullinger finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Celtics ended a two-game losing skid.

The victory also gives Boston a 2-1 win in the season series with the Bulls.

The Celtics were up by 15 points at the half before seeing their lead drop all the way to a point in the fourth quarter.

Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 28 points and 14 rebounds. Derrick Rose added 27 points, and Pau Gasol finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bulls have lost six of their last eight.