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Series Summary

1-2
Sun 4/16 102 vs 106
Tue 4/18 97 vs 111
Fri 4/21 104 @ 87
Wed 4/26 1:00 pm ET
Fri 4/28 1:00 pm ET
Sun 4/30 1:00 pm ET
Pippen Aint Easy Apr 21, 2017

Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Game 3: Game Info, How to Watch

It’s been a little while since the Chicago Bulls last had a home playoff game. On Friday night, they get back to business when they host the Boston Celtics with a chance to put a death grip on this series. While I’m running with a minor Death Grips train of thought, let’s just say that […] Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Game 3: Game Info, How to Watch - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sun Herald Apr 21, 2017

Bulls miss Rondo, fall to Celtics in Game 3

The United Center basketball court got a lot quieter Friday night. It had nothing to do with the boisterous sellout crowd that sounded ready to burst at big moments after …
Sun Herald Apr 21, 2017

Rajon Rondo out indefinitely for Bulls with fractured right thumb

Rajon Rondo whose late-season resurgence helped push the Bulls into the playoffs and then a 2-0 lead over the Celtics, is out indefinitely with a fractured right thumb. Coach Fred …
Los Angeles Daily News Apr 21, 2017
Top-seeded Celtics back in series

Top-seeded Celtics back in series

Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the host Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the first two games of their Eastern Conference opening-round series at home.The Celtics pulled away after a 20-point lead shrunk to one early in the third quarter and put themselves in position to tie a series that was in danger of slipping away from them.
CSN New England Apr 21, 2017

Celtics-Bulls Game 3 preview: C's need to be 'more focused'

Theres a pretty lengthy list of we can do better at items for the Boston Celtics to think about heading into Friday nights Game 3
CSN Chicago Apr 21, 2017

Five Things to Watch: Bulls host Celtics in Game 3 tonight on CSN

Watch as the Bulls take on the Boston Celtics tonight on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live.
Boston Herald Apr 21, 2017

Bulpett: Drawing on experience, Danny Ainge thinks Celtics need to loosen up

CHICAGO — If the Celtics are in need of inspiration as they head into this evening’s affair with the Bulls down 2-0, they need look no further than another No. 1 seed that dropped the first two games on its home floor to a No. 8 and lived to tell about it.The 1992-93 Phoenix Suns overcame such a deficit against the Lakers, sweeping the rest of the best-of-five series and making it all the way to the NBA Finals.But while Charles Barkley isn’t walking through that United Center door tonight, Danny Ainge is. True, in the words of Rick Pitino, Danny will be gray and old, but the Celtics...
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2017
ESPN’s NFL reporter Adam Schefter will work Bulls-Celtics game Friday

ESPN’s NFL reporter Adam Schefter will work Bulls-Celtics game Friday

In a first-round Bulls-Celtics NBA playoff series already marked by surprises, chief among them the Bulls’ 2-0 lead over the Eastern Conference’s top seed, ESPN has a doozy of its own set for its Friday Game 3 telecast.Working the United Center sidelines while Mark Jones and Hubie Brown call the action will be Adam Schefter, ESPN NFL reporter.“This, to me, is like a professional vacation,” Schefter said during a phone interview this week interrupted only once by an NFL source’s call on another phone. “I’m going to put my draft work down for the night and swoop in, do the...
CSN New England Apr 20, 2017

Five lineup tweaks Celtics can make for Game 3

Here are five possible tweaks the Boston Celtics could make to the starting lineup or the regular playing rotation for Game 3 against the Chicago Bulls
Celtics rebound in Chicago, score first victory of series

Celtics rebound in Chicago, score first victory of series

CHICAGO -- The Celtics, to hear Marcus Smart say it, only have each other on the road.That bunker mentality served them well Friday night, too, giving the Celtics gasp of air with their 104-87 win over Chicago in Game 3 of their first round playoff series. They cut the Bulls' series lead to 2-1.Isaiah Thomas, again blitzed to distraction, traded in some of his scoring for more playmaking with a 16-point, nine-assist performance that was aided by a 17-for-36 3-point shooting performance.
Rajon Rondo (thumb) out indefinitely for Bulls vs. Celtics

Rajon Rondo (thumb) out indefinitely for Bulls vs. Celtics

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has a fractured right thumb that will keep him out of tonight’s playoff game against the Celtics.The Bulls said Rondo is out indefinitely, though surgery is not required.Rondo has been a spark plug for the Bulls thus far in the first-round series, when Chicago won took a 2-0 lead by winning both games in Boston.Game 3 is set for tonight in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune Apr 20, 2017

Celtics' Al Horford: 'We're fighting for our lives' in Game 3 vs. Bulls

The Celtics took the United Center floor for practice Thursday without the heart of their team. Isaiah Thomas returned to his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday to grieve with his family after the death of his younger sister, Chyna, in a car accident. Coach Brad Stevens said the plan was to...
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2017
Celtics’ Al Horford: ‘We’re fighting for our lives’ in Game 3 vs. Bulls

Celtics’ Al Horford: ‘We’re fighting for our lives’ in Game 3 vs. Bulls

The Celtics took the United Center floor for practice Thursday without the heart of their team.Isaiah Thomas returned to his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday to grieve with his family after the death of his younger sister, Chyna, in a car accident.Coach Brad Stevens said the plan was to have Thomas fly into Chicago late Thursday night.The Celtics will not have a shootaround before Friday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, which tips off at 6 p.m.Thomas called this “the hardest week of my life … she and my family are everything to me, so the pain I am feeling right...
The Republican Apr 20, 2017
Jae Crowder believes Boston Celtics need to make adjustment in playoff series against Chicago Bulls

Jae Crowder believes Boston Celtics need to make adjustment in playoff series against Chicago Bulls

After falling into a surprising 0-2 hole against the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder believes his team needs to make some kind of adjustment before Game 3 Friday night.
Chicago Tribune Apr 20, 2017

Bulls' bench production belies lack of playoff experience

The nine-man rotation that Fred Hoiberg used to close the regular season — and in Game 1 against the Celtics — featured four reserves with zero playoff experience. In Game 2, Michael Carter-Williams, he of a whopping six previous games of postseason play, jumped an ineffective Jerian Grant in the...
Blog a Bull Apr 20, 2017
The Bulls have managed to slow down Isaiah Thomas, which has doomed the Celtics

The Bulls have managed to slow down Isaiah Thomas, which has doomed the Celtics

IT’s no big deal In a game where many assumed the story would be about how the Celtics adapted their defense to stop Jimmy Butler, it was the Bulls making key adjustments against Isaiah Thomas that fueled the Bulls’ Game 2 victory. Despite winning Game 1, Isaiah Thomas appeared as if he would be a real problem for the Bulls in this series. Thomas scored 33 points on 55.6% shooting, and made 3/7 of his three point shots. It was a performance that was spectacular while at the same time almost ordinary for Thomas, the engine behind Boston’s eighth ranked offense this season. It stood...
CelticsBlog Apr 20, 2017
Rope-a-dope: how Rondo has Bullied the Celtics

Rope-a-dope: how Rondo has Bullied the Celtics

The Celtics have been Rondowned by the Bulls. While focus and effort could have been issues in both losses for the Celtics, you have to give a lot of credit to the Bulls. Chicago is simply playing better to their strengths than Boston. They know they’re older and slower than the Celtics, but they’re also bigger and they know if they want to win the series, they have to turn every game into a wrestling match in the paint. What’s sinister about Chicago’s schemes is that for them to bully Boston around, they actually have to get them on their turf. While Game 1 and Game 2 were in...
Chowder and Champions Apr 20, 2017

Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart Fined $25,000 by NBA for Obscene Gesture

In the wake of falling 0-2 to the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart couldn’t hold back his frustration in flipping off a fan. Sometimes the emotional side of Marcus Smart overwhelms his judgment.  According to an official release from the NBA on Wednesday, the Boston Celtics guard has been fined $25,000 for making […] Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart Fined $25,000 by NBA for Obscene Gesture - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Sun Herald Apr 20, 2017

Celtics' Al Horford: 'We're fighting for our lives' in Game 3 vs. Bulls

The Celtics took the United Center floor for practice Thursday without the heart of their team. Isaiah Thomas returned to his hometown of Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday to grieve with …

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