Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
CHICAGO - No one knows the vaunted defensive system of Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau quite as well as Boston's Doc Rivers. Thibodeau was a Celtics assistant from 2007 to 2010 and the two won an NBA championship together in 2008. Boston tore up that defense to the tune of 58 points and 59.5 percent shooting in the first half to take control of Monday's game at the United Center. Celtics guard Rajon Rondo piled up 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, as the Celtics held off a late Bulls' surge to post a 101-95 victory over Chicago. "(I have) no more (advantage) than he has on me," Rivers said. "We do the same thing. It's no secret defensively. We come from the same place - the Dick Harter school of defense, and the Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy. We come from the same place. So I don't think it's an advantage either way." This had the potential to be a good night for Rondo when the Bulls announced defensive-minded point guard Kirk Hinrich would sit out with a right hip...
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