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2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Rally towels the Celtics are giving out for Game 5 vs. the Bulls.

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Bulls vs. Celtics: A war of words (0:59)
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Rondo to miss Game 5 against Celtics (0:54)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say Rondo wants to play "bad" in Wednesday's pivotal Game 5 but he may opt to wait until Game 6 depending on tomorrow's evaluations.

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21hMarc Stein and Marc Spears

Sources: Rondo trying for Game 5 comeback

Chicago point guard Rajon Rondo held a night workout to see if he is healthy enough to come back for Game 5 against Boston, according to league sources.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story posting now w/ @MarcJSpearsESPN: Sources say Rajon Rondo had a private workout Tuesday night in Boston to keep testing his ailing hand

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Hill doesn't want to hit the fast-forward button in the East (1:26)
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Smart downplays Butler's toughness comments (0:45)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After Jimmy Butler questioned his toughness, Marcus Smart fired back on Tuesday: "I ain't gotta talk about what I am about. I could show you, but I'm not going to tell you. So, like I said, it ain't hard to find me. And you heard him, he said, ‘I don't think Marcus Smart's about that life?' Last time I checked, if you're going to say somebody ain't about that life, you should know, right?"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas on playing after the death of his sister: "Man, I'm just taking it day by day. Some days are better than others. I'm not here, man. It's never going to be the same."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart's reaction to Jimmy Butler questioning his toughness? "Hahaha." Added Smart, "You heard him. He said 'I don't think Marcus Smart is about that life.' If you say he ain't about that life, you should know, right?" Smart gave one more postscript: "It ain't hard to find me."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas on his emotions: "‪I'm just taking it day by day. Some days are better than others. But I'm not here, man. It's never going to be the same."

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Bulls' Rondo taking jumpers, out for Game 5

Rajon Rondo shot jumpers Tuesday but is still out for Game 5 and is a question mark for later in the series because of a fractured thumb and injured wrist.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Garnett explained his video message to the Celtics on Area 21: "I'll be honest… It was for [Isaiah Thomas]."

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Thomas playing bigger than his size (1:10)
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NBA Lockdown: Have Views Changed In First Round?

Jorge Sedano, Ohm Youngmisuk and Dave McMenamin discuss if their opinion of the Cavs has changed as a result of Cleveland's sweep, if the Warriors are in trouble without Steve Kerr long term, the Celtics' ability to claw back against the Bulls, the irony in Russell Westbrook's statements and more.

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Isaiah Thomas is definitely impossible to guard (1:03)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The road team has won each of the first four games in the matchup between the Celtics and Bulls -- just the fourth time that's happened in NBA playoff history. Boston will try to get the first home win of the series when it returns to TD Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday.

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3dNick Friedell

Bulls' Hoiberg blasts refs' officiating of Thomas

Following his team's Game 4 loss to Boston on Sunday night, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg voiced his frustration over the lack of traveling calls against Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game42.027th
Assists Per Game25.24th
Points Allowed105.415th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506