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The Republican 10 hours ago
Jimmy Butler admits he didn't win matchup against Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley in Game 5

Jimmy Butler admits he didn't win matchup against Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley in Game 5

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley was great, defending Jimmy Butler, hitting a number of timely shots, energizing the Celtics when they looked a bit tight early. Bradley performed well enough that even Butler conceded the matchup went to Boston.
NBA Apr 26, 2017

Shootaround (April 26) -- Marcus Smart laughs off Jimmy Butler's Game 4 comments

No. 1: Smart vows to rise above fray, laughs off Butler's comments -- Like another first-round series in the Eastern Conference (Wizards vs. Hawks), the Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls matchup is getting chippy. At least it is in terms of soundbites and posturing. Boston's Marcus Smart and Chicago's Jimmy Butler were the parties who squabbled in Game 4 and for his part, Smart is trying to avoid a personal showdown in the series. Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald has more:
CSN Chicago 11 hours ago

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 23, 2017
Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley not trying to get fined after Jimmy Butler took 23 free throws in Game 4

Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley not trying to get fined after Jimmy Butler took 23 free throws in Game 4

CHICAGO -- Like Marshawn Lynch, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley does not want to get fined.  Bradley made it clear Sunday night that he did not agree with all the calls that went Jimmy Butler's way during Game 4, but did...
CSN New England Apr 23, 2017

Watch Marcus Smart, Jimmy Butler get in dustup in Game 4

Marcus Smart and Jimmy Butler had to be separated by a referee during the second quarter of Game 4 between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls Sunday.
Chowder and Champions Apr 25, 2017

Boston Celtics Playoff Headlines: Marcus Smart is in the Head of Jimmy Butler

The Boston Celtics have tied the series with the Chicago Bulls, but there are some other on court battles to watch as the series moves forward. Marcus Smart is quickly becoming the modern era version of Dennis Rodman.  During Game 4 on Monday, the Boston Celtics guard got into a first-half altercation with Chicago Bulls […] Boston Celtics Playoff Headlines: Marcus Smart is in the Head of Jimmy Butler - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
CelticsBlog Apr 25, 2017
Smart laughs at Butler’s comments

Smart laughs at Butler’s comments

Smart says show, don’t tell. One of the greatest rules to writing and life. The Bulls provided a double-dose of ludicrous statements behind the microphone after their second straight loss at home to the Celtics in Game 4. Fred Hoiberg’s accusations that Isaiah Thomas’ success is related to him “carrying” the ball would be tough to top in any pairing. Ultimately it was superseded in nonsense when Jimmy Butler, who shot 14-of-37 between the two losses (38%), called a guy who grew up watching his father-figure die and lived in a neighborhood where blood and crips warred routinely a...
Pippen Aint Easy Apr 25, 2017

In order to win Game 5, Bulls must restore their passing attack

A balanced passing attack for the Chicago Bulls should allow the others outside of the stars — Bobby Portis, Nikola Mirotic and Paul Zipser — to deliver perimeter shots needed to keep the Boston Celtics off-balanced and a Game 5 victory. Even with Jimmy Butler having a monster game going to the free throw line […] In order to win Game 5, Bulls must restore their passing attack - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog 11 hours ago
Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics Leap to NBA Playoffs Series Lead with 108-97 Game 5 win over Chicago Bulls

Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics Leap to NBA Playoffs Series Lead with 108-97 Game 5 win over Chicago Bulls

Avery Bradley put on a career performance against Jimmy Butler as he led the Celtics to their third straight win in Game 5 to take his team back to Chicago for an elimination Game 6. BOSTON — The Celtics are almost to the finish line and the second round of the NBA Playoffs after beating the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 108-97. Avery Bradley had a career-defining game on both ends as he led the Celtics with 24 points while frequently guarding Jimmy Butler throughout the game. Stevens matched Butler’s substitution pattern for Bradley to be on the floor with him the entire game, winning that...
Blog a Bull 11 hours ago
Bulls/Celtics Game 5 Recap: Too Many Turnovers Doom Chicago in 108-97 Defeat

Bulls/Celtics Game 5 Recap: Too Many Turnovers Doom Chicago in 108-97 Defeat

The Bulls entered the final quarter of play with a lead, and then totally collapsed thanks to sloppy offense and even sloppier referees. The Chicago Bulls dropped the fifth game of their first round series against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night by a final score of 108-97. Though Isaiah Canaan bottled up Isaiah Thomas for three quarters and Dwyane Wade played his best offensive game of the postseason thus far, an off game from Jimmy Butler and poor officiating late in the contest ultimately became too much for the Bulls to handle down the stretch. Contrary to what several expected...
CSN Chicago 8 hours ago

Bulls: Could a knee injury have slowed Jimmy Butler in the fourth quarter against Celtics?

As Jimmy Butler sat with his sweat-soaked jersey still attached to his body, Dwyane Wade yelled out that all the hot water was gone from
CSN New England Apr 23, 2017

Jimmy Butler on Marcus Smart: 'He's a great actor, acting tough'

Jimmy Butler speaks candidly about Marcus Smart getting in his face during Game 4.
The Republican Apr 23, 2017
Jimmy Butler on Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart: 'I don't think he's about that'

Jimmy Butler on Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart: 'I don't think he's about that'

Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler called Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart a "great actor" after their altercation in Game 4.
Chicago Tribune Apr 25, 2017

Jimmy Butler: 'Every possession is so very important'

Bulls' Jimmy Butler looks ahead to Game 5 vs. Celtics: "Every possession is so very important." (K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune)
Marcus Smart on Jimmy Butler questioning his toughness: 'Ha ha'

Marcus Smart on Jimmy Butler questioning his toughness: 'Ha ha'

It’s novel, the idea of someone questioning Marcus Smart’s toughness.The Celtics guard certainly never heard something like it before when, after his brief nose-to-nose chat with Jimmy Butler in Game 4, the Bulls forward later said, “He is a great actor, acting tough. That is what he does. But I don’t think he’s about that.”“Never,” Smart said after today’s practice when asked whether anyone has gone there with him before.Asked about his reaction, Smart looked towards the nearest camera, raised his voice, and said, “Ha ha.”
Chicago Tribune Apr 23, 2017

Derrick Rose: Nothing weird about attending Bulls playoff game

Shortly after Derrick Rose took his front-row baseline seat with his son, the "MVP! MVP!" chants boomed throughout the United Center. Those cheers once were for Rose. Now, they're showered on Jimmy Butler. But Rose said sitting in such a prominent spot in a building and sporting city he once owned...

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