2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Central

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While Rajon Rondo seems unlikely for Game 6, Celtics guard Avery Bradley knows full well Rondo's ability to play through pain, like the dislocated elbow in 2011:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald Green played just 12 minutes in Game 5 but Brad Stevens said his intention is to continue starting the veteran wing in Game 6.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on how Amir Johnson has responded to non-playing role: "Total stud, total team guy."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Good note from Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN Stats and Information: "Wednesday's Game 5 was only the 4th time this season Jimmy Butler has been held scoreless in the 4th quarter of a game, and only the 2nd time when playing 5 or more minutes in the 4th. The other was on March 8th, when he went 0-for-5 from the floor in 8 minutes in the 4th quarter in a 98-91 loss to Orlando."

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After nailing a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the third quarter and give the Bulls the lead, Jimmy Butler looked primed for a huge fourth quarter. Instead, he went quiet and the Celtics pulled away.

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The Bulls and Celtics appeared to be headed toward a tight finish after 38 minutes. Instead, the Celtics took over with a dominant stretch on both ends of the floor to close out Game 5.

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The Bulls have been a completely different team without Rajon Rondo. Since the point guard went down, the Celtics have taken control of the series and the Bulls' scoring has dropped by more than 15 PPG.

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Thomas jokes he's 'first-team all-defense' (0:36)
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Hoiberg walks out after IT4 question (0:26)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Avery Bradley on rallying from 0-2 hole: "I mean it's kinda been the story of our team, being able to fight through adversity. No matter what we go through, we would overcome it. And I think it's a group of guys, our coaching staff, we believe. We believe in one another. I said it earlier, we went to Chicago knowing that we were going to win those games, not hoping. We knew that we were going to take two games then come here and take care of home. Now it's our job to continue to play the same way and finish the series in Chicago."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was 0/2 in the 4th quarter and had a turnover.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The home team may have lost every game in this series to this point, but it feels like the Celtics have a true home-court advantage tonight. Crowd is LOUD.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley with a postseason career high in scoring at 24 points. A look at his previous bests via Statmuse. End of 3rd: Bulls 81, Celtics 79.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas switched both his headband and shoes at halftime. The other shoes/headband clearly did not have enough buckets.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.923rd
Rebounds Per Game46.33rd
Assists Per Game22.614th
Points Allowed102.46th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585
2012-134537.549