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Chicago Sun-Times Apr 27, 2017
Rajon Rondo is still a ‘longshot’ to play in Game 6 or the series

Rajon Rondo is still a ‘longshot’ to play in Game 6 or the series

Rondo's status hasn't changed for Game 6, even with the Bulls facing elimination in the best-of-seven series.
Sports Illustrated 14 hours ago

Bulls' Rajon Rondo out for Game 6 with injured thumb

Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo will not play in Game 6 vs. Celtics due to injured thumb
NBA 12 hours ago

Shootaround (April 28) -- Rajon Rondo won't play in Game 6 vs. Boston Celtics

No. 1: Rondo ruled out for Game 6 -- The Chicago Bulls are staring down elimination tonight in Game 6 at home against the Boston Celtics (8 ET, ESPN). Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo flirted with the idea of playing in Game 5, but that didn't happen and now it looks like Game 6 is a no-go for him as well. Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald has more:
Sun Herald Apr 27, 2017

Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury

If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo. Rondo has a fractured right thumb, and coach Fred Hoiberg …
CSN Chicago Apr 26, 2017

Rajon Rondo will not be able to suit up for Bulls in Game 5

Rajon Rondo confirmed he will not be suiting up in Game 5 of Bulls-Celtics:Rondo said hes out tonight— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill)
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 26, 2017
Rajon Rondo is still out for Game 5 — and shoots down report

Rajon Rondo is still out for Game 5 — and shoots down report

The veteran point guard said there was never a "secret workout'' Tuesday in Boston, and his status hasn't changed, despite erroneous reports.
NBA Apr 27, 2017

Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo 'long shot' to play in Game 6

CHICAGO (AP) -- If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo.
CSN New England Apr 27, 2017

Bulls list Rondo as 'out' for Game 6 vs. Celtics

CHICAGO The Chicago Bulls are listing Rajon Rondo as being OUT for Friday nights Game 6 matchup against the Boston Celtics. Rondo, speaking in Boston
CSN Chicago Apr 26, 2017

Rajon Rondo return seems possible for Game 5

Calling a Rajon Rondo return likely would be a bit strong, but its certainly become a possibility in the last 24 hours as the Bulls
CSN New England Apr 26, 2017

Rajon Rondo inactive for Game 5, Isaiah Canaan will start for Bulls

BOSTON Well it sounds like Rajon Rondo will in fact sit out tonights Game 5 matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls. Chicago
The Republican Apr 26, 2017
Rajon Rondo's left hand 'better than most guys' right,' per Fred Hoiberg, but Game 6 return a 'long shot'

Rajon Rondo's left hand 'better than most guys' right,' per Fred Hoiberg, but Game 6 return a 'long shot'

According to Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, Rajon Rondo's left hand is better than most players' right, but he's still a long shot for Game 6.
Green Street | WEEI Apr 27, 2017

Why Rajon Rondo will be forced to save Bulls season in Game 6

It’s pretty obvious by now. If Rajon Rondo doesn’t force himself off the bench and out of his sensational civilian wardrobe and into the Bulls lineup on Friday in Game 6, this series is dead and buried. The Celtics will be moving onto the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time since 2012.  Rondo broke […]
CSN Chicago Apr 25, 2017

Will the Bulls be able to turn to Rajon Rondo soon?

Rajon Rondo has been ruled out for Game 5 against the Celtics. But the Bulls point guard, dealing with a broken thumb, isn't ruling anything out past that.
The Republican Apr 27, 2017
Chicago Bulls list Rajon Rondo as out for Game 6 against Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls list Rajon Rondo as out for Game 6 against Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo underwent X-rays earlier this week that revealed his broken right thumb has not healed.
Green Street | WEEI Apr 25, 2017

Rajon Rondo out of arm cast, could return after Game 5

Rajon Rondo has been ruled out for Game 5 in Boston on Wednesday, but Games 6 and 7 still remain open. Rondo, who injured his right thumb in Game 2, had his hard cast removed this week and was taking jump shots on Tuesday before team practice. He was initially expected to miss seven to 10 […]
Green Street | WEEI Apr 26, 2017

Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo says he won’t play in Game 5 vs. Celtics

The Celtics don’t have to worry about Rajon Rondo just yet. The Bulls point guard, speaking to reporters after at shootaround before Wednesday’s Game 5, said he’s not ready to return. Rondo broke his thumb during Chicago’s victory in Game 2, which he dominated by falling a rebound shy of a triple-double. At that point, […]
Chicago Tribune 8 hours ago

Banged-up Bulls face elimination game vs. Celtics

Rajon Rondo remains out. Jimmy Butler remains banged up with a sore knee. And the Bulls are still facing elimination, needing a Game 6 victory on Friday against the Celtics to prolong their season. "The one thing about this team all year is just being resilient through everything we've been through,"...
Boston Herald Apr 26, 2017
A look back at memorable 2009 Bulls-Celtics playoff series

A look back at memorable 2009 Bulls-Celtics playoff series

The last time the Bulls and Celtics met in the playoffs, they produced what many have dubbed the greatest first-round series in NBA history.You remember: Seven games. Four overtime affairs. Seven overtime periods, including a triple-overtime Game 6. Two three-point games, two two-point games and a one-point decision.So many memorable moments that relatively unknown ones are still being discovered.“I remember I did the halftime walk-off interview in Game 7,” then-Celtic and future Bull Brian Scalabrine said. “You’ve got Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and they...
Pippen Aint Easy Apr 26, 2017

Rajon Rondo update: Rondo will not play in Game 5 vs. Celtics

There was a slimmer of hope that Rajon Rondo would play for the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 on Wednesday night. According to Rondo, that’s not happening. During the Chicago Bulls‘ victory in Game 2 of their first round series with the Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo suffered a small fracture to his right thumb and […] Rajon Rondo update: Rondo will not play in Game 5 vs. Celtics - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pippen Aint Easy Apr 25, 2017

Report from The Vertical: Rajon Rondo preparing to play in Game 5 vs. Celtics

A report from Shams Charania of The Vertical on Tuesday night regarding the status of Rajon Rondo could be a game-changer for the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Rajon Rondo played in the first two games for the Chicago Bulls in their first round series with the Boston Celtics and the Bulls took both games […] Report from The Vertical: Rajon Rondo preparing to play in Game 5 vs. Celtics - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog Apr 25, 2017
Rajon Rondo is trying to play in Game 5 against the Celtics

Rajon Rondo is trying to play in Game 5 against the Celtics

Will Rondo play another playoff game in Boston after all? Despite fracturing his right thumb earlier in the Bulls’ first-round matchup with the Celtics, Rajon Rondo is attempting to play in Game 5 tomorrow night, per a report from The Vetical’s Shams Charania. He writes, “Around Rondo and the Bulls, there’s belief that the four-time All-Star has a chance to return but a final determination has not been made, league sources said.” Marc Stein and Marc J. Spears of ESPN confirmed that initial report. Rondo averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game while...
CelticsBlog 5 hours ago
Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/28/17

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/28/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Bulpett: Five reasons the Celtics need to end this series now Celtics founds their winning groove on the roadCeltics notebook: Bulls say Rajon Rondo out for Game 6 Globe  Isaiah Thomas will attend sister’s funeral Saturday in WashingtonLarry Bird resigns as Pacers presidentCelticsBlog  Why the best is yet to come for the Celtics How Avery Bradley beat Jimmy Butler ESPN   Rajon Rondo of Chicago Bulls ruled out for Game 6 against Boston CelticsIsaiah Thomas of Boston Celtics to leave team for sister's funeral after Game...
Blog a Bull Apr 25, 2017
Isaiah Canaan to get Game 5 start: can he slow down Isaiah Thomas?

Isaiah Canaan to get Game 5 start: can he slow down Isaiah Thomas?

“headlines you’d never expect for the 2017 Bulls” RIP Playoff Fred Hoiberg. He was murdered by an injury to Rajon Rondo, who not only was by-far the best-playing PG option, he was also a coach on the floor. By the time the Bulls found themselves in an early game 4 hole after seeing Jerian Grant and Michael Carter-Williams in their usual failure mode, Hoiberg went to little-used Isaiah Canaan. Canaan wound up starting the second half and playing 34 minutes, and he’s getting the start in game 5 from Hoiberg: I really thought he did a good job picking up the ball and pressuring the...
Pippen Aint Easy Apr 26, 2017

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Game 5: The Bulls stampede was halted

After closer evaluation on Rajon Rondo’s injury, the veteran point guard was forced to sit out Game 5. In his absence, the other guys yet again had to step up. Things were actually looking great. However, there was a fourth quarter collapse. First Quarter This was a pretty solid start from the Bulls and company. […] Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Game 5: The Bulls stampede was halted - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pippen Aint Easy Apr 26, 2017

NBA Playoffs Game 5: Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Game Outlook

The Chicago Bulls blew their 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics and are now heading back to Boston tied 2-2 in the series. With Rajon Rondo officially out for Game 5, how can the Bulls steal another game at TD Garden? With Rajon Rondo’s absence extended another game, tonight’s game between the Chicago Bulls and […] NBA Playoffs Game 5: Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Game Outlook - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog Apr 26, 2017
Pre-Game 5 Notes: Rondo Out, Canaan in, Stevens Ready

Pre-Game 5 Notes: Rondo Out, Canaan in, Stevens Ready

Rajón Rondo is out for Game 5, so Isaiah Canaan will officially get the start. That’s fine for Brad Stevens, who has known him a long, long time. BOSTON — After hours of rumblings that Rajon Rondo might give it a shot in Game 5, and even after he confirmed he’s not playing, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg put the final nail in that coffin in his pre-game press conference, confirming Rondo was on the inactive list. It’s not shocking, but if there is anyone that could actually hit the floor with one o0f his body parts not functioning, it’s Rondo. He's done it several times, playing...
CelticsBlog Apr 26, 2017
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...
Pippen Aint Easy 13 hours ago

Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Game 6: Game Info, How to Watch

Friday night is win or go home for the Chicago Bulls, and yet the world still turns and humans are mere specks of dust. It looks like Isaiah Canaan will start again for Chicago, when they host the Boston Celtics on Friday night. The Bulls will be without the services of Rajon Rondo, once again. […] Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Game 6: Game Info, How to Watch - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Boston Herald 21 hours ago
Celtics notebook: Bulls say Rajon Rondo out for Game 6

Celtics notebook: Bulls say Rajon Rondo out for Game 6

CHICAGO — Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg wasn’t just being cautious when he said the return of Rajon Rondo was a “longshot” on Wednesday night.The team announced yesterday that the point guard, looking more and more like the prime reason the Bulls won Games 1 and 2, will not play tonight in Game 6 due to lack of improvement in his fractured right thumb.The Celtics have prepared throughout the series as if Rondo was on the floor.“He’s a really good player — certainly they’ll run an action or two when he’s on the court versus when he’s off of it,” Brad Stevens said before last...
CSN New England Apr 25, 2017

VIDEO: Chris Mannix - "Not completely ruling out Rajon Rondo for Game 5"

Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports and CSN Pre/Post thinks that there's a chance Rajon Rondo could play Wednesday in Game 5, despite the broken right thumb he is dealing with.
The Republican Apr 25, 2017
Rajon Rondo injury: Chicago Bulls guard shoots with injured hand, 'doing everything' to make return possible

Rajon Rondo injury: Chicago Bulls guard shoots with injured hand, 'doing everything' to make return possible

Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo took jumpers at practice Tuesday, prompting speculation he could return before the end of a first-round series with the Boston Celtics.
The Republican Apr 26, 2017
Rajon Rondo injury update: Chicago Bulls guard rules himself out of Game 5, admits he's not healing like Wolverine

Rajon Rondo injury update: Chicago Bulls guard rules himself out of Game 5, admits he's not healing like Wolverine

BOSTON -- Over the past couple of days, the speculation roared. Despite a broken right thumb, the NBA world started to think Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo could return to a first-round series with the Boston Celtics as early...
Plain Dealer Apr 27, 2017

Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards within a game of second round: 2017 NBA Playoffs rewind

Boston has a chance to win the series, after losing the first two games, with Game 6 on Friday in Chicago. The series flipped after Rajon Rondo's broken thumb.
Boston Herald 21 hours ago
Bulpett: Five reasons the Celtics need to end this series now

Bulpett: Five reasons the Celtics need to end this series now

CHICAGO — Tonight is Game 6 of this first-round series between the Celtics and Bulls, and if the Bostonians know what’s good for them, they’ll make it Game Last.Having shaken up their lineup, gotten a break with the Rajon Rondo injury and moved further from the still-raw emotion of Isaiah Thomas losing his sister in an automobile accident, the Celts have come back with three straight victories for a 3-2 lead. Completing the delayed sweep is important for a number of reasons.Here are five of them:1. Isaiah’s shootingThomas has 33 and 24 points in the last two games, but he’s hit just...
CSN New England 7 hours ago

Hoiberg: If there’s a Game 7, Rondo highly unlikely to play

The Bulls have already ruled Rajon Rondo (broken thumb) out of Game 6 tonight against the Celtics. Dont look for him if the series goes the limit, either.
CSN Chicago Apr 25, 2017

Report: Rajon Rondo preparing to attempt to play in Game 5

Rajon Rondo is preparing to play in Wednesday's huge Game 5, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. Vertical Sources: Chicagos Rajon Rondo preparing
NBA Apr 25, 2017

Report: Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo preparing to try and play in Game 5

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is preparing to make an attempt at playing in Game 5 on Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.
The Republican Apr 25, 2017
Boston Celtics rumors 2017: Rajon Rondo might attempt to play Game 5, per report

Boston Celtics rumors 2017: Rajon Rondo might attempt to play Game 5, per report

Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo might return for Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.
CSN New England Apr 26, 2017

Reports: Rondo says he will not play tonight

Rajon Rondo, out with a fractured thumb, will not play for the Bulls against the Celtics tonight in Game 5 at TD Garden, according to multiple reports. 
Chicago Tribune Apr 26, 2017

Rajon Rondo: 'I'm not playing' in Game 5; Isaiah Canaan to start

With one answer, Rajon Rondo stopped the speculation. "I’m not playing," Rondo said. And so the Bulls turned to Isaiah Canaan for Wednesday's critical Game 5. Despite coach Fred Hoiberg calling Rondo's return a "longshot" on Tuesday, Rondo's potential availability gained momentum because he scrimmaged...
Sun Herald Apr 26, 2017

Bulls' Rajon Rondo: 'I'm not playing' in Game 5; Isaiah Canaan to start

With one answer, Rajon Rondo stopped the speculation. "I'm not playing," Rondo said. And so the Bulls turned to Isaiah Canaan for Wednesday's critical Game 5. Despite coach Fred Hoiberg …
Boston Herald Apr 27, 2017
Buckley: Rajon Rondo, champion Celtic, joins Boston villains club

Buckley: Rajon Rondo, champion Celtic, joins Boston villains club

Boston’s big league sports franchises have combined for 10 championships since 2001, and most of the members of those teams could always count on a warm ovation and a pat on the back when they returned to town as opposing players.Some have not.Rajon Rondo is among the have-nots.Where have all the years gone? Where have all the cheers gone? Rondo was an exciting if sometimes moody second-year point guard when the Celtics blew the Los Angeles Lakers off the parquet in Game 6 of the 2008 NBA Finals to secure their first championship in 22 years. True, the marquee attractions of the 2007-08...
Chicago Tribune Apr 27, 2017

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg: Isaiah Canaan will start Game 6 vs. Celtics

Fred Hoiberg said "nothing has changed" regarding Rajon Rondo's status for Friday's Game 6 — and beyond? — with his fractured right thumb. "Rajon most likely will come in (Thursday night) and work out," Hoiberg said on a conference call with reporters after landing from Boston. "But like we talked...
Hoops Hype Apr 26, 2017
Bulls vs. Celtics: Rajon Rondo practiced without a cast on broken right thumb

Bulls vs. Celtics: Rajon Rondo practiced without a cast on broken right thumb

  Calm down. Rajon Rondo removing the cast on his right hand doesn’t have anything to do with his broken thumb, the one that’s putting his chances of returning during the Bulls’ first-round playoff series against the Celtics somewhere between slim and none. Rondo removed the cast, which was being worn to protect an inflamed tendon in his hand, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, and just practiced with his broken thumb in a splint. But he did practice. Considering the tailspin the Bulls have been in since Rondo’s injury, they might just be trying to get something out...

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