Things haven’t started off right for the number-one seed Boston Celtics but once Rondo went down with a thumb injury, luck started to be on their side. Last night marked the fourth game between them and the Chicago Bulls in their playoff series. The eight-seed Chicago Bulls would pull away with a 106 to 102 win in Game 1. In that game, Jimmy Butler put up thirty points, nine rebounds and three assists. Isaiah Thomas finished with thirty-three points, six rebounds and six assists. Game 2 would be another victory for Chicago as they defeat Boston, 111-97. Dwyane Wade ended up with twenty-two points, four rebounds and two assists. Jimmy Butler finished with twenty-two points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Isaiah Thomas would chalk up twenty points, four rebounds and two assists. The last game these two played would turn out to be a 104 to 87 defeat for the Celtics. Al Horford finished with eighteen points, eight rebounds and six assists. Dwyane Wade would score eighteen points, pull down one rebound and dish off three assists. The Boston Celtics looked to even the series up last night in Illinois against the Chicago Bulls.
The Boston Celtics would put on a huge scoring display in the first quarter, shooting fifty-three percent from the field, limiting the Chicago Bulls to twenty-five percent. Point guard Isaiah Thomas would drop ten points, which would include one 3-pointer. He would also share the ball around as he dishes off two assists. Former Heat player, Gerald Green, would crash the boards for five rebounds and collect eight points, six coming from behind the arc. On the other end of the court, Jimmy Butler would chalk up eleven points while grabbing three rebounds. Dwyane Wade would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field but would only earn four points. Robin Lopez would play for nine points in the quarter only to be held scoreless, but he did manage to grab four rebounds. Unfortunately for the home team, it was the Celtics who ended the first period with a huge 30 to 18 lead. The Bulls would look to cut into the deficit as Nikola Mirotic drops eight points, which would contain two 3-pointers. Three-time All-Star, Jimmy Butler, would contribute with six points but he would collect all of those at the free-throw line. Isaiah Canaan would come off the Chicago bench to drop five points, collecting three of those from behind the 3-point line. As for the visiting team, Gerald Green would chalk up eight points, containing two 3-pointers as the Boston team walks into halftime, holding onto a 57-46 advantage.
Isaiah Thomas would come out of halftime to drop ten points, shooting sixty percent from the field. Former Hawks player, Al Horford, would score four points and collect four rebounds as Kelly Olynyk would come off the bench to put up four points of his own. As for the home team, Butler would chalk up nine points and throw out four assists. Robin Lopez would eventually heat up for eight points, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field. He would also gobble up three rebounds but it was the Boston Celtics who enter the last quarter with a 79 to 70 lead. Despite Jimmy Butler’s seven points in the fourth, the Boston Celtics would manage to close things out as Horford puts up nine points, which included one 3-pointer. Thomas would go for seven points as the Boston Celtics defeat the Chicago Bulls, 104 to 95, tying the series up at 2-2. Isaiah Thomas would finish with thirty-three points, four rebounds and seven assists. Jimmy Butler would end up with thirty-three points (tying his Playoff career-high), five rebounds and nine assists (his new Playoff career-high).