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The Boston Celtics defeat the Chicago Bulls, winning the series 4-2

The Boston Celtics defeat the Chicago Bulls, winning the series 4-2

Last night marked Game 6 between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls in their playoff series.  The first game would be a victory for the Chicago Bulls as they hand the Celtics a 106 to 102 loss.  In that game, Jimmy Butler would score thirty points, pull down nine rebounds and dish off three assists.  Isaiah Thomas finished with thirty-three points, six rebounds and six assists.  Game 2 would also be victory for the Chicago team as they defeat the Boston Celtics with a 111-97 score.  Jimmy Butler would finish with twenty-two points, eight rebounds and eight assists.  Dwyane Wade would also end up with twenty-two points, along with four rebounds and two assists.  The Celtics would bounce back in the third game as they hand the Illinois team a 104 to 87 blowout loss.  Al Horford scored eighteen points, pulled down eight rebounds and threw out six assists.  Dwyane Wade would settle for eighteen points, one rebound and three assists.  The Boston team would also take Game 4, pulling away with a 104 to 95 win.  Isaiah Thomas finished with thirty-three points, four rebounds and seven assists.  Jimmy Butler would chalk up thirty-three points, five rebounds and nine assists.  The Celtics would win the last game, as well, escaping with a 108-97 win.  In that game, Isaiah Thomas scored twenty-four points, grabbed five rebounds and dished off four assists.  Avery Bradley would drop twenty-four points, as well, along with six rebounds and one assist.  The Chicago Bulls looked to survive another game as they faced the Boston Celtics in the United Center last night.

The game would start off right for the Celtics as Avery Bradley would shoot seventy-five percent from the field as he drops nine points, collecting two of those from behind the three-point lead.  Former Suns player, Gerald Green, would also shoot seventy-five percent from the field, collecting eight points which would include one three-pointer.  Isaiah Thomas would be limited to five points but he would get off three assists.  Al Horford would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but he would only be rewarded with four points.  He would crash the boards for three rebounds, along with four assists, though.  Jimmy Butler would get hot for ten points in the first quarter, along with three rebounds.  Robin Lopez would shoot seventy-five percent from the field to receive six points but it was the visiting team that would end the first quarter with a 30 to 23 lead.  The Celtics would continue to impress as Marcus Smart comes off the bench to knock down two three-pointers while pulling down two rebounds.  Bench player Kelly Olynyk would only put up four points but he would jump up to grab three defensive rebounds.  Jae Crowder, Al Horford and bench player, Terry Rozier, would each only hit one three-pointer.  Three-time All-Star, Jimmy Butler, would try to get his Chicago team into it as puts up seven points while he shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but it was the Celtics who walk into halftime with a 54-41 advantage.

Things would not get any brighter for the home team as the Celtics go on a huge 34 to 18 run in the third quarter.  During that run, Avery Bradley would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, lighting the floor up with thirteen points which would contain one three-pointer.  Georgia-native, Jae Crowder, would contribute with six points while he collects three of those from beyond the arc.  On the other end of the court, Butler would chalk up six points as he shot fifty percent from the field.  Nikola Mirotic would earn five points, which contained one three-pointer but it was the Boston Celtics who would enter the fourth quarter with a huge 88-59 lead.  The home team would try to make a change in the game as Joffrey Lauvergne comes off the bench to put up eight points but it was the Boston Celtics who defeat the Chicago Bulls with a 105 to 83 score, winning the series, 4-2.  Avery Bradley would finish with twenty-three points, five rebounds and three assists.  Jimmy Butler would settle for twenty-three points and seven rebounds.

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The Boston Celtics pull away with a win against the Chicago Bulls, gaining a 3-2 lead in series

The Boston Celtics pull away with a win against the Chicago Bulls, gaining a 3-2 lead in series

Last night marked the fifth game between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls in their playoff series.  The beginning of the series would be a rocky start for the top-seed Celtics but they would manage to find themselves in Games 3 and 4.  In the first game, though, the Chicago Bulls would pull away with a 106 to 102 win.  Jimmy Butler would score thirty points, pull down nine rebounds and dish off three assists.  Isaiah Thomas would put up thirty-three points, six rebounds and six assists.  Game 2 would be a victory for the Chicago Bulls, as well, as they hand the Celtics a 111-97 loss.  In that game, Jimmy Butler finished with twenty-two points, eight rebounds and eight assists.  Dwyane Wade would also finish with twenty-two points, four rebounds and two assists.  Isaiah Thomas would settle for twenty points, four rebounds and two assists.  The Celtics would bounce back in Game 3 as they would win, 104 to 87.  Al Horford would score eighteen points, pull down eight rebounds and give out six assists.  Dwyane Wade ended up with eighteen points, one rebound and three assists.  Boston would also go on to win the last game, as Chicago falls short, 104-95.  Isaiah Thomas finished with thirty-three points, four rebounds and seven assists.  Jimmy Butler ended up with thirty-three points, five rebounds and nine assists.  Each team looked to take a 3-2 lead in the series last night as they faced off inside of the TD Garden.

The Celtics would start the game off on the right foot as shooting guard Avery Bradley drops nine points, which would include one three-pointer.  Isaiah Thomas would struggle in the first, though, as he is only held to four points which would all come from the free-throw line.  On the other end, former Heat star, Dwyane Wade would drop seven points which included one three-pointer.  Jimmy Butler would only shoot twenty-nine percent from the field, settling for just four points.  He would crash the boards to get four defensive rebounds, along with two assists, though.  Cristiano Felicio would come off the Chicago bench to receive four points himself but it was the home team that ended the first quarter with a 23 to 20 lead.  In the second period, former Thunder player, Anthony Morrow, would come off the Bulls bench to drop eight points while shooting seventy-five percent from the field.  Isaiah Canaan would earn himself six points while shooting sixty percent from the field.  Butler would shoot a perfect one-hundred from the field but would only be rewarded with four points.  Wade would chalk up four points, as well, along with two rebounds and three assists.  As for the Boston team, Bradley would add eight more points to his scoring total, along with two rebounds.  Kelly Olynyk would come off the bench to contribute with eight points, as well, shooting sixty percent from the field as the home team would enter the halftime with a 52-50 lead.

Chicago would go on a 31 to 27 run in the third quarter as Robin Lopez gets hot for ten points and three rebounds.  He would shoot a high eighty-three percent from the field while do so.  Wade would contribute with four rebounds, two assists and seven points, three coming from beyond the arc.  Jimmy Butler would knock down two three-pointers, earning himself six points along with two rebounds and three assists.  Al Horford will try to keep his Boston team in it as he drops eight points, six of those coming from behind the three-point line.  Avery Bradley would shoot sixty percent as he earns seven points, including one three-pointer but it was the Chicago Bulls that enter the last quarter with a 81-79 lead.  The fourth quarter would belong to the home team, though, as Al Horford shoots a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, collecting eleven points.  Two-time All-Star, Isaiah Thomas, would also chalk up eleven points, along with three rebounds and one assist.  Wade would try to bring his team back into it as he puts up eight points but it was the Boston Celtics who pull away with a 108 to 97 win against the Chicago Bulls, taking a 3-2 lead in the series.  This entire game has been consisted of eighteen lead changes and thirteen ties.  Avery Bradley finished with twenty-four points (his new Playoff career-high), six rebounds and one assist.  Isaiah Thomas ended up with also twenty-four points, five rebounds and four assists.  Dwyane Wade would finish with twenty-six points, eleven rebounds and eight assists.

The Boston Celtics defeat the Chicago Bulls, tying the series 2-2

The Boston Celtics defeat the Chicago Bulls, tying the series 2-2

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).

The Boston Celtics cruise past Rondo-less Chicago Bulls team to win Game 3, making the series 2-1

The Boston Celtics cruise past Rondo-less Chicago Bulls team to win Game 3, making the series 2-1

Tonight marked the third game between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls in their playoff series.  Things have not been looking great for the number one seed Celtics as they suffered losses in both of the first two games.  The first game was a victory for the Bulls as they slip away with a 106 to 102 win.  Jimmy Butler scored thirty points, grabbed nine rebounds and gave out three assists.  Isaiah Thomas finished with thirty-three points, six rebounds and six assists.  The Chicago team would win the second matchup as well, 111-97.  Jimmy Butler finished with twenty-two points, eight rebounds and eight assists.  Dwyane Wade would ended up with twenty-two points, four rebounds and two assists.  Isaiah Thomas earned twenty points, four rebounds and two assists.  The Celtics would look to take advantage of the Rondo-less Chicago Bulls as they try to make the series 2-1 in Illinois tonight.

The Boston Celtics would get off on the right foot as they shoot 57% from the field in the first quarter, limiting the home team to 32% from the field.  Former Mavericks player, Jae Crowder, would chalk up ten points which included two 3-pointers.  Avery Bradley would earn eight points, six of those coming from beyond the arc and Al Horford would connect for two 3-pointers, chalking up six points.  On the other end, Dwyane Wade would drop six points, shooting 40% from the field.  Jimmy Butler plays throughout the entire quarter but is only limited to two points as the Celtics enter the second period with a huge 33 to 15 advantage.  Chicago would go on a 26 to 11 run in the second quarter as three-time champion, Dwyane Wade, shoots 60% from the field and collects eight points.  Paul Zipser would come off the bench to hit one 3-pointer and knock down two free throws, which would give him five points for the quarter.  Jimmy Butler would play six minutes, only to be held scoreless.  Former Kings player, Isaiah Thomas, would settle for four points as his team would go to the locker room at halftime with a close 44-41 lead.

Horford would come out of the locker room to chalk up eight points in the third quarter, along with five rebounds and three assists.  Thomas would throw up eight points, which would contain two 3-pointers.  Crowder would contribute with four points and three rebounds as Gerald Green would come off the bench to make a 3-pointer.  As for the Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Robin Lopez would each score six points but Butler would collect three of his from beyond the 3-point line.  Former Suns player, Robin Lopez, would crash the boards for four rebounds but it was the Boston team that  would enter the last quarter holding onto a 76-63 lead.  The Celtics would close things out in the fourth as the first-round pick in the 2015 draft, Terry Rozier, comes off the bench to drop eight points, which held two 3-pointer.  Former Pistons player, Jonas Jerebko, would also come off the bench to score six points as the Boston Celtics cruise past the Chicago Bulls to grab a 104 to 87 win, making the series 2-1.  Al Horford finished with eighteen points, eight rebounds and six assists.  Dwyane Wade ended up with eighteen points, one rebound and three assists.

The Chicago Bulls defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 2, taking a 2-0 lead in series

The Chicago Bulls defeat the Boston Celtics in Game 2, taking a 2-0 lead in series

Last night marked the second game between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls in their Playoff series.  The first game was a victory for the Chicago team as they won, 106-102.  In that game, Jimmy Butler would score thirty points, grab nine rebounds and dish out three assists.  Isaiah Thomas would finish with thirty-three points, five rebounds and six assists.  Celtics looked to tie the series last night in Boston.

The game started off right for the visiting team as Nikola Mirotic dropped ten points, which included two 3-pointers.  He also crashed the boards to get four rebounds, which would help the team out.  Former Celtics player, Rajon Rondo, would chalk up six points and dish out six assists.  Jimmy Butler was limited to five points in that quarter, shooting only 25% from the field.  On the other end, Isaiah Thomas dropped seven points, including one 3-pointer.  Avery Bradley would chalk up five points which contained one 3-pointer but it was the Chicago team that ended the first period with a 31-26 lead.  In the second quarter, Robin Lopez would shoot 75% from the field, earning himself six points.  The second-round pick in the 2016 draft, Paul Zipser, would come off the Bulls bench to shoot 75% from the field and collect six points, as well.  Jae Crowder would drop seven points for the Boston team, which included one 3-pointer.  Thomas would only be limited to four points, which all came from the free-throw line.  Marcus Smart would come off the bench to drop four points but it was the visitors would went into halftime holding onto a 54-46 advantage.  Things would not get easier for the home team as Butler comes out of the locker room to score ten points in the third quarter, which would contain one 3-pointer.  Lopez would knock down three of his four shots and hit two free-throws to earn himself eight points.  Isaiah Thomas would try to keep his team in the game as he throws up seven points but the Chicago Bulls would walk into the fourth quarter with a 86 to 75 lead.  The Illnois team would close things out in the last period as former Heat star, Dwyane Wade, lights the floor up with eleven points, containing two 3-pointers.  Toronto-native Kelly Olynyk would come off the Celtics bench to drop six points but it was the Chicago Bulls who defeat the Boston Celtics with a 111-97 win, taking a 2-0 lead in the series.  Jimmy Butler finished with twenty-two points, eight rebounds and eight assists (his new Playoff career-high).  Dwyane Wade would score twenty-two points, pull down four rebounds and throw out two assists.  Isaiah Thomas ended up with twenty points, four rebounds and two assists.

The Miami Heat get eliminated from the NBA Playoffs

The Miami Heat get eliminated from the NBA Playoffs

Tonight was the battle for the 7th and 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.  Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat were looking to stay alive in the top eight seeds of the Conference.  The Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat were tied for the 8th spot while the Indiana Pacers were sitting at number seven.  The Pacers would clinch the 7th seed if they won or if both the Bulls and the Heat lost.  They would be eliminated if they lost and both the Bulls and Heat won.  The Bulls would clinch the 7th seed if they won and the Pacers ended up with a loss.  They would be eliminated if they lost and the Heat won.  The Heat would clinch the 7th seed if they won and both the Pacers and the Bulls lost.  They would be eliminated if they lost and if the Bulls and Pacers both won.

The Miami Heat took on the Washington Wizards in Miami, where the Heat would win, 110-102.  The Chicago Bulls would take on the struggling Brooklyn Nets in Chicago where the Bulls easily won, 112-73.  The Indiana Pacers would take on the Atlanta Hawks in Indiana where the Pacers would win, 104-86.  With those being the final scores, the Miami Heat would be eliminated from the Playoffs while the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls would take the 7th and 8th seeds.  This would mark the first time the Chicago Bulls would play in the Playoffs since the 2014-2015 season and the second straight season for the Indiana Pacers.  The Indiana Pacers will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round while the Chicago Bulls will face the Boston Celtics in the first round.  Miami Heat would end their season with a 41-41 record.

Dywane Wade’s return is spoiled as Nets sneak away with a victory against the Bulls

Dywane Wade’s return is spoiled as Nets sneak away with a victory against the Bulls

With Dywane Wade (18.6 PPG) returning back to the lineup after missing the last eleven games due to a sprain in his right elbow, the 39-40 Chicago Bulls would look to defeat the 19-60 Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn tonight.  This matchup would mark the third of four times that these two teams will meet up.  The first time was on October 31 in New York where the visiting team would win huge, 118-88.  In that game, Jimmy Butler scored twenty-two points, grabbed six rebounds and earned two assists.  On the other end, Bojan Bogdanovic scored fifteen points, pulled down three rebounds and dished off one assist.  In the second game, which took place on December 28 in Chicago, the Bulls would pull away with a 101 to 99 win.  Jimmy Butler would end that game with forty points, ten rebounds and four assists.  Brook Lopez ended with thirty-three points, three rebounds and four assists.  The Chicago Bulls would look to take a 3-0 lead in this regular season series tonight.

In the first quarter, Jimmy Butler would start off hot by scoring ten points, including two 3-pointers.  Robin Lopez would also put up four points but that wouldn’t help much when his brother, Brook Lopez, scored six points of his own and giving the Nets a 32-25 lead in the first.  During the second period, former Knicks player, Jerian Grant, would knock down three of his four buckets to earn himself seven points.  On the other end, another former Knicks player, Jeremy Lin went for five points, as well as Archie Goodwin.  The home team would head into the locker room with a 51 to 45 advantage.  The third quarter belonged to the Bulls with the help from Butler going off for eleven points, along with Lopez’s and Grant’s eight points as the visitors would end the third period on a 82-75 run.  Wade would come alive though, as he scores six points, along with Butler collecting an additional nine points.  Things would come close late in the fourth as former Pistons player, Spencer Dinwiddie, scores a three-pointer to tie the score at 101 with 1 minute and 23 seconds to play.  After Rondae Hollis-Jefferson knocked down two free throws, Butler would score on a jump shot to tie the game again at 103.  But the Nets would seal the deal after Wade fouls Hollis-Jefferson, who would make all two of his free throws.  Jimmy Butler ended the game with thirty-three points, seven rebounds and four assists.  Caris LeVert would finish with nineteen points, five rebounds and one assist.  Dwyane Wade would score fourteen points, grab seven rebounds and dish off two assists in his return back to the basketball court.  The fourth and final game will be played on April 12 in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Bulls blow past the 76ers as they win the regular season series

Chicago Bulls blow past the 76ers as they win the regular season series

The 38-40 Chicago Bulls are still without their shooting guard, Dwyane Wade, as they struggle to stay above the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoff race.  Tonight, they would go to Pennsylvania to take on the 28-50 Philadelphia 76ers.  These two teams have already met up three times this season with Chicago taking two of those three games.  The first game, which was played on November 25 in Philadelphia, the Bulls would win 105-89.  In that game, both Jimmy Butler and Wade would go for twenty-six points, while Ersan Ilyasova went for fourteen points.  In the second game, which was played on January 29 in the Windy City of Chicago, the home team would win as well, 121 to 108.  Butler would end that game with twenty-eight points and Ilyasova would end up with thirty-one points.  The last game they played was in Illinois on March 24, as the visitors would pull away this time with a 117-107 win.  In that game, Dario Saric would go off for thirty-two points while Butler would go for thirty-six points.  This game tonight would mark the fourth and final meeting between these two groups.

In the first quarter, Jimmy Butler would start off well as he knocks down three buckets, earning himself eight points and grabbing five rebounds while 76ers’ Justin Anderson would collect seven points but it was the visiting team that ended the period with a 27 to 17 lead.  The home team would get hot in the second quarter as Anderson collects seven more points, including one 3-pointer.  On the other end, Joffery Lauvergne would come off the bench to score seven points, along with Bobby Portis, who scored six points.  But it was the Chicago Bulls who would go into halftime with a 53-47 lead.  The third quarter would not get any better for Philadephia as former Knicks player, Jerian Grant, would put up eight points with the help of Jimmy Butler scoring six points.  The Bulls would enter the last period with a huge 80 to 67 lead.  The 76ers would try to come back though as Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scores eleven points, shooting 75 percent from the field, but it was the Bulls who would pull away with a 102 to 90 win.  Nikola Mirotic would finish the game with twenty-two points, eight rebounds and two assists, while Jimmy Butler would earn his second triple-double of the season (19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists).  The Chicago Bulls would improve to 39-40, staying in 7th place, right above the Indiana Pacers.