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Apr 27, 2017
Hoops Hype
The Celtics took their third straight win over the Bulls, grabbing a 3-2 series advantage in the process. Washington, conversely, busted out of a two-game slide with the Hawks, taking their own 3-2 series lead with a big win in D.C. Here are the three brightest stars from Wednesday night’s games. Al Horford, Celtics (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via ) Horford had 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, nine assists and seven rebounds in Boston’s scrappy 108-97 win. He was at his best late in the game, scoring nine points in the game’s final six minutes. He also grabbed two rebounds and dished an...
Boston Herald 1 hour ago
Bulpett: Fellow Celtics thankful for, and supportive of, Isaiah Thomas through triumph and tragedy

Bulpett: Fellow Celtics thankful for, and supportive of, Isaiah Thomas through triumph and tragedy

CHICAGO — With 4:56 left in the third quarter, Isaiah Thomas let it out.“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!”His lob to Al Horford had resulted in an emphatic slam and a 76-54 lead. As the Bulls called a timeout that everyone knew was futile, Thomas’ scream set off car alarms from here to Kankakee.How much of it was pure basketball punctuation? How much of it was pent-up emotion from the loss of his sister?For reasons quite understandable, those questions went unanswered last night. With still more than a minute left in what would become a first-round playoff series-clinching 105-83 victory, Thomas...
The Republican 5 hours ago
Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics wipe away Chicago Bulls in Game 6, 100-81

Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics wipe away Chicago Bulls in Game 6, 100-81

CHICAGO -- By the end, the first two games of the series felt like they happened years ago. By the end, Isaiah Thomas was hollering, Al Horford was slamming home dunks, and the Boston Celtics were having a wonderful time smacking...
CelticsBlog Apr 27, 2017
Playoff Olynyk

Playoff Olynyk

It’s been a solid post-season so far for Kelly Olynyk. In a pivotal Game 5, he was Boston’s x-factor off the bench. Kelly Olynyk was already cooking. After subbing in for Al Horford at the 3:23 mark of the first quarter, he helped erase an early deficit with nine quick points. He wasn’t hesitant from beyond the arc and drove with purpose, but there was a moment in Game 5 when I knew that Playoff Olynyk was born. After consistently abusing the slower Cristiano Felício, KO got switched up with Anthony Morrow on a pick-and-roll. Olynyk sealed the smaller Morrow and got a drop pass...
The Republican Apr 27, 2017
Al Horford proves worth to Boston Celtics again, thinks team is starting to understand playoff basketball

Al Horford proves worth to Boston Celtics again, thinks team is starting to understand playoff basketball

BOSTON -- Al Horford's voice grew louder as the regular season progressed. We need to be better, he preached to the Boston Celtics. We need to value every possession. His team was surging to the top of the Eastern Conference,...
Green Street | WEEI Apr 27, 2017

Avery Bradley, Al Horford and how the Celtics made the Bulls crumble in Game 5

What was most impressive about Boston’s 108-97 win over the Bulls in Game 5? Was it Avery Bradley coming out on fire and playing a great defensive game? Al Horford dominating in the 4th or the Celtics generating 23 points off 16 Chicago turnovers? WEEI’s Mike Petraglia and Josue Pavon discuss from TD Garden.
CSN New England Apr 26, 2017

Watch Al Horford show off strength, agility before dunk

Al Horford showed off all some of athletic tools on a smooth dunk during the Boston Celtics' 108-97 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 5.Horford
CSN Chicago Apr 26, 2017

Bulls lose composure in Game 5 loss to Celtics, falling one game from elimination

After a long miss, a battle of strength ensued underneath the Bulls basket as Jimmy Butler, Robin Lopez and Al Horford, Isaiah Thomas dug deeper
The Republican Apr 26, 2017

Al Horford, Boston Celtics use mighty fourth quarter to top Chicago Bulls in Game 5, 108-97

BOSTON -- The tension came first, and there was plenty of it. The relief came next, then the joy, and TD Garden roared, for an ugly win, a gorgeous win, a win that put the Boston Celtics ahead, 3-2, with a...
Green Street | WEEI Apr 26, 2017

Al Horford says ‘the lineup change’ is the biggest reason why the Celtics won in Chicago

After facing a 2-0 hole in the best-of-7 series, Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew a change had to be made to the starting lineup.  Stevens’ decision to start Gerald Green over Amir Johnson was a surprising one, to say the least, but certainly made a difference in Chicago — where the Celtics won two straight […]
Boston Herald Apr 26, 2017
Bulpett: Amir Johnson’s not barking about role on Celtics bench

Bulpett: Amir Johnson’s not barking about role on Celtics bench

WALTHAM — Big Dog was getting up shots after practice yesterday, taking turns with Al Horford as Celtic assistant coach Jay Larranaga and director of player development Kenny Graves looked on and offered guidance.Big Dog didn’t get to go out and play in Game 4 of the playoff series against the Bulls, but, like most canines, he’s loyal and, thus, wants to make certain he’s prepared if the opportunity comes again.And when it comes to losing his long-held starting job after the second game of this series, well, don’t expect the Big Dog to bark. In fact, being smart in addition to big,...
Boston Herald Apr 25, 2017
After back-to-back road victories, Celtics look to beat Bulls to first home win of playoff series

After back-to-back road victories, Celtics look to beat Bulls to first home win of playoff series

Part of what the Celtics are experiencing right now is disbelief — not in themselves, certainly, but in the hairpin way the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls has turned.Heading into Game 5 tomorrow night at the Garden, the home team has yet to win in this series. Not even the C’s record-breaking series against the Bulls in 2009, when league marks for overtime games (four) and overtime periods (seven) were set, went in this direction.“Very, very strange. I honestly don’t recall ever seeing this happen,” Al Horford said.Said Jae Crowder: “Never...
Chowder and Champions Apr 23, 2017

Boston Celtics 2017 Playoffs: Isaiah Thomas Steals Headlines But Al Horford Came Up Clutch in Game 4

The Boston Celtics controlled Game 4 to tie their first-round series with the Bulls at 2-2. Isaiah Thomas will get all the headlines, but Al Horford came up clutch. The Boston Celtics defeated the Chicago Bulls tonight 104-95, regaining their home court advantage and making it a best of 3 series. Isaiah Thomas was phenomenal all […] Boston Celtics 2017 Playoffs: Isaiah Thomas Steals Headlines But Al Horford Came Up Clutch in Game 4 - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Boston Herald Apr 23, 2017
Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

CHICAGO — Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all.Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ahead.Gerald Green made four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points, helping the top-seeded Celtics return the favor in Chicago after dropping the first two games at home. Al Horford added 15 points and 12 rebounds.Game 5 is Wednesday in Boston.Jimmy Butler carried the Bulls with 33 points and nine...
CelticsBlog Apr 23, 2017
Gerald Green, Isaiah Thomas Restore Control in Celtics Game 4 104-95 Win over Bulls

Gerald Green, Isaiah Thomas Restore Control in Celtics Game 4 104-95 Win over Bulls

The Celtics tied up the series and restored home court advantage with a 104-95 win in Chicago Sunday. Gerald Green dominated the first half and Isaiah Thomas took control in the second. CHICAGO — Isaiah Thomas is back and so are the Boston Celtics. After a couple games of minimal offensive contribution, Thomas and Jimmy Butler had a battle to define the series and the Celtics came out on top with a 104-95 win. Thomas finished with 33 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds, working the 1-5 high pick and roll with Al Horford to perfection in the second half. The Bulls made their run in the third...
Boston Herald Apr 23, 2017
Bulpett: Al Horford steps up offense to help Celtics back into series

Bulpett: Al Horford steps up offense to help Celtics back into series

CHICAGO — We can find no evidence of any instance in which Al Horford has balled his fist and pounded his chest. He’s never screamed out for the world to look at him.He has no brash nickname, nothing with Swaggy attached to it. Alfred Joel Horford’s nickname is, well, Al.But as he broke out his offensive arsenal in the Celtics’ Game 3 victory over the Bulls Friday, he did have himself a swag-ish moment. After one emphatic dunk that punctuated a Celt run and sent the Bulls to a timeout, Horford paused as if sticking a landing. He spread his arms and grinned to the crowd in the west end...

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