Bulls Whipped as Celtics Win 7th Straight
Elsewhere, Warriors paste Miami while Philly whips rebuilding Sonics
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2008 5:44 AM CST
Boston Celtics' Leon Powe, left, tries to get around Chicago Bulls' Andres Nocioni, of Argentina, during the fourth quarter of the Celtics' 116-93 win in Boston, Friday, March 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Winslow...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston won its seventh straight game, 116-93, over a tired Chicago team last night to  retain its three-game lead in the Eastern Conference. This one was never in doubt as the Celtics built a 20-point halftime lead and were able to rest their starters in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce scored 22 points while Kevin Garnett added 16 points, 8 rebounds. Also in hoops:

  • Golden State took advantage of Miami's having only seven players available, playing an up-tempo style and posting a 134-99 blowout of the league's worst team. Stephen Jackson led the barrage with 22 points.
  • Samuel Dalembert, with 22 points, led seven Philly players in double figures scoring in a 117-83 thrashing of Seattle. The Sixers have won 11 of 14.