BOSTON – Mean. Ugly. Not a lot of love. Yep, that pretty much describes how Kevin Garnett treated Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.

Garnett scored 20 points with a season-high 17 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 104-92 victory over the Bulls and leave Noah wondering if it was wise to call the Celtics star “mean” and “ugly” on a Chicago radio station last month.

“Everybody has an opinion,” Garnett said, cutting off that line of questioning.

Rajon Rondo scored 12 points and had 19 assists, Paul Pierce scored 18 and Ray Allen had 14 points as Boston never trailed in its sixth consecutive win.

Derrick Rose scored 20 points with eight assists for the Bulls, and Carlos Boozer scored 12 points in 21 minutes in his second game after missing the first month of the season with a broken bone in his right hand.

Noah, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds, said on WMVP-AM last month that he grew up with a poster of Garnett on his wall, but Garnett was mean to Noah when he was a rookie and he no longer admires the Celtics star. He went on to call Garnett ugly — in both looks and personality — and said he’s “just (a) very mean guy.”

Celtics Coach Doc Rivers said he doesn’t think Garnett was thinking about those comments when he manhandled the Bulls.

“I don’t think he needed that. I don’t think they liked each other before that,” Rivers said. “Kevin’s going to play. If you’re going to talk, he’s still going to play.”

On that, Noah agreed.

“It’s been like that since every time we played,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. Who cares? They won the game … That’s what’s frustrating. They won the game. We didn’t.”

The Celtics also beat the Bulls 110-105 on Nov. 5 in an overtime game reminiscent of the 2008 first-round postseason series in which they played a total of seven overtimes in the first six games.

“Last time we played this team, it was like a bar fight,” Garnett said.

Garnett had 16 points and 11 rebounds at the half when the Celtics led 53-48. The Bulls cut the lead to one point before missing their next eight shots and watching Boston open a 70-54 lead.

“That was the game right there,” Boozer said. “We got outrebounded and they made some good shots. We missed our shots. That was the game right there in the third quarter.”

The Bulls were on the road for the eighth time in nine games, and this time they had Boozer back.

The centerpiece of the Bulls’ offseason rebuilding, Boozer missed all of the exhibition season and the first 15 games of the regular season, then returned with five points and two rebounds in his Chicago debut on Wednesday in a 107-78 loss to Orlando.

Allen scored 10 points in the first nine minutes to help the Celtics open a 26-12 lead. Chicago scored 10 of the first 11 points of the second quarter before Shaquille O’Neal’s put-back dunk with 8:44 left gave Boston its first field goal of the quarter.