Pierce scored a game-high 24 points and led the Celtics  to a 107-86 victory over the Bulls in Game 3. They showed no mercy as they shut down Derrick Rose  (9 points, 4-14 FG), stifled Ben Gordon  (5-13 FG), and rendered the Bulls big men ineffective (Joakim Noah /Tyrus Thomas  4-13 FG combined).
Rajon Rondo  won the battle of the point guards, scoring 20 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 3PG) from everywhere on the court. Ray Allen  added 18 points for the Celtics while Glen Davis  had 14. One of the biggest surprises of the night came from an aggressive performance by Stephon Marbury  off the bench. He scored 13 points in his best game as a Celtic.
The Celtics lead the series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Chicago on Sunday.