Kyrie Irving had 17 points and seven assists as the Boston Celtics, back home from a dreadful road trip, routed the Chicago Bulls 111-82 on Wednesday night.

Jaylen Brown scored 18 points and Jayson Tatum added 14 for the Celtics, who lost the final two games on a 1-4 swing that ended out West. Gordon Hayward scored 11 and Al Horford had 10 points and eight rebounds as all five Boston starters reached double figures.

The Celtics capitalized on 22 turnovers by the Bulls, who dropped their second straight and third in four games.

Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) lines up a dunk during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 111-82. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) lines up a dunk during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 111-82. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Shaquille Harrison led Chicago with 16 points. Jabari Parker scored 14, all in the first quarter. Zach LaVine finished with 10 points and nine assists, and Wendell Carter Jr. had 11 points and seven rebounds.

After a sluggish first period, the Celtics dominated the second quarter, holding Chicago to 11 points on five field goals. Boston continued to pull away in the second half.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving pumps his fist during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 111-82. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving pumps his fist during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 111-82. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Celtics held a 22-point lead entering the fourth quarter and emptied their bench. The reserves stretched the advantage to 33 before it was over.

Terry Rozier had 12 points for Boston, and Aaron Baynes finished with nine points and 11 rebounds.

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) works for a rebound against Chicago Bulls forwards Justin Holiday (7) and Wendell Carter Jr. (34) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) works for a rebound against Chicago Bulls forwards Justin Holiday (7) and Wendell Carter Jr. (34) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

After going 9 for 23 in the first quarter, the Celtics outscored Chicago 32-11 in the second and forced the Bulls into seven turnovers.

Rozier’s free throw after a technical foul on LaVine broke a 28-all tie and started Boston on a 12-0 run. The Celtics shut out the Bulls for 5:14 while pulling ahead 42-30, then closed the period on a 9-2 spurt for a 51-35 halftime lead.

Boston Celtics  coach Brad Stevens calls to his players during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens calls to his players during the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Baynes opened the fourth quarter for Boston with a 3-pointer and added a three-point play with 9:46 remaining to extend the margin to 87-64.

Hayward followed with a jumper, then converted another three-point play as the Celtics opened a 92-64 bulge with 9:32 left.

Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg calls to his players during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg calls to his players during the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

TIP-INS

Bulls: F Lauri Markkanen (right elbow sprain) is still a few weeks out from playing for the first time this season, coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Lauri was able to increase his activity today and did not have any pain after, which is a great sign. Still same timeline — a couple weeks away,” Hoiberg explained.

Chicago Bulls forward Wendell Carter Jr. dunks against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Chicago Bulls forward Wendell Carter Jr. dunks against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics: F Marcus Morris sat out with an illness, missing his first game of the season. Morris came off the bench in the first 13 games and is fourth on the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game. “We’re better with Marcus. There’s no question about that. We want him back ASAP,” coach Brad Stevens said.

UP NEXT

Chicago Bulls forward Wendell Carter Jr., right, and Boston Celtics center Al Horford, left, reach for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Chicago Bulls forward Wendell Carter Jr., right, and Boston Celtics center Al Horford, left, reach for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Bulls visit Milwaukee on Friday night.

The Celtics host Toronto on Friday night.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) drives to the basket past Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye, front left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) drives to the basket past Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye, front left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Source: The Associated Press

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